Yusuke Hanai, Japanese artist, on his unsmiling cartoon figures that have become a social media and art market hit, and feature in his Hong Kong show Facing the Current

//Yusuke Hanai, Japanese artist, on his unsmiling cartoon figures that have become a social media and art market hit, and feature in his Hong Kong show Facing the Current

Yusuke Hanai, Japanese artist, on his unsmiling cartoon figures that have become a social media and art market hit, and feature in his Hong Kong show Facing the Current

Unkempt, unshaven, slouching men in baseball caps looking glum – Yusuke Hanai’s unlovable cartoon characters have become unlikely hits in this era of fear and hopelessness, and Hong Kong is about to see them up close.The 43-year-old Japanese artist and dedicated surfer will unveil his largest overseas exhibition yet in the city this weekend.The show’s title, “Facing the Current”, is a reference to the fearlessness of surfers, but there is no trace of that confidence in the show’s highlight: a…

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