Takashi Murakami merges elements of contemporary anime, manga, and kawaii for an instantly recognizable style that he's defined as "superflat," a term the Japanese artist came up with for a group exhibition he curated at MoCA in 2000. To anyone familiar with his work, the superflat aesthetic needs no further explanation, but to anyone who wants to learn more about Murakami's vision, Jellyfish Eyes is a great place to start.
The film doesn't officially hit theaters until April 26, but we caught Tuesday's world premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Luckily for us, Murakami was on hand to participate in a Q&A following the film, providing his own insights in a conversation with film critic and curator of Film Independent at LACMA, Elvis Mitchell.
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