Currently showing at Andrew James Gallery on Maoming Lu is Japanese American-implant AIKO’s “Here’s Fun for Everyone.” And when Aiko says there’s fun for everyone, she evidently means it.
Aiko was born in Tokyo but has been living and working in New York for the last two decades or so. In 1999, she went to become part of the Brooklyn artist collective FAILE, which is famous for its street art aesthetic that blurs the lines between “high” and “low” culture.
For her Shanghai solo exhibition, she spent months locked up in a studio in order to produce dozens of completely new works. Graffiti, stenciling, screen printing and painting – all on display.