Chen-Dao LEE’s MegaSanyu series depicts Sanyu’s nude female paintings transformed into different anime characters, creating a multiverse of Sanyu’s nudes. He ingeniously appropriates two completely different visual vocabularies to create a sense of conflict between classical versus modern and classic versus trendy. A keen observer of pop culture, he draws on familiar icons in anime and video games and hides them like Easter eggs in his works. The process of finding these Easter eggs is akin to an exchange of vocabulary across generations.
ANIMAMIX 2022: Chen-Dao LEE