Feast in the Peachy Heaven
Type of Work
Feast in the Peachy Heaven is a collaboration between PHUNK, a dynamic and influential 4-man art and design collective based in Singapore, and Keiichi Tanaami. Tanaami's screenprint works define Japanese Post-War art through graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking, book design, animation and comics. This work challenges the divisions between “high” and “low” culture and between East and West. The artists' juxtaposes references from 20th-century Americana—vintage pin-ups, logos, and ’60s psychedelia, for example—with elements of traditional Japanese illustration and manga. Drawing on his childhood memories of American bombings in Tokyo during World War II, Tanaami has also incorporated images of military planes, explosions, beams of light, floating heads, gigantic fish, and bizarre hybrid figures into his oeuvre.