Kenji Yanobe builds nightmare future one robot at a time

The works of Kenji Yanobe are renowned in the Japanese art world for their nightmarish takes on the future. But peeling through Yanobe's portfolio of work reveals a particular obsession with man-meets-machine contraptions. From the fire breathing Giant Torayan (created as a child's toy, it actually breathes fire), to the erotic bug-like Radiation Suit Atom to the Dune-esque features of the Mini Tanking Machine, Yanobe's work hints at a future many of us would be afraid of, and others would revel in. If the dark side of sci-fi is your cup of sake, Yanobe's work will be on display at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art until April 16th.