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KAZ OSHIRO Kaz Oshiro’s objects play upon the mind’s eye resetting representation over formalism over painted deceptions. His high-fidelity replicas of commonplace items like fast-food trash bins with engraved ‘Thank You,” bright pink double stacked Marshall amps (John Wiese’s Soft Punk album cover); kitchen cabinetry, Toyota pick up truck tailgates and suitcases (accessorized with worn and faded rock band stickers) to the recent large yellow Dumpster acquired by LACMA are all in reality assembled stretched-canvases, three-dimensional hyperrealist paintings. Similar to a backstage access experience, the trick is revealed from an open end. A well thought out intention by Oshiro, sustaining the illusionary effect into a fine infinite delay between artifice and reality. (KG). http://www. honorfraser.com
(ABOVE) DUMPSTER (FLESH WITH TURQUOISE SWOOSH), 2011. ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS AND CASTER WHEELS. 47 3/4 X 75 1/2 X 34”
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