Wondering what the Japanese imagination has in store for us Westerners when it comes to man-meets-machine aesthetics? Look no further than the work of futurist/artist Hiroki Tsukuda. Trained at the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Musashino Art University, Tsukuda's exhibit "Visionary Sensibility" recently went on display in Shibuya, Tokyo at the Nanzuka Underground Gallery.
The masks go one step beyond what you might expect to see when facing a Transformer, and take the viewer into a much darker world. Despite Tsukuda's wild designs, his long view is decidedly conservative, "I think the real future might actually be quite boring, while our image of future filled with high-tech gadgets and flying cars might already be an illusion itself." Tsukuda's latest exhibition called "Doctrine" will run until November 18 at the Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama, Tokyo.