Once - Solo Exhibition by Eishi Takaoka Begins June 8th 2024

This image is of a sculpture made of wood by Eishi Takaoka which depicts his haunting sculpted head which he is known for, and this head is being held a cup of coffee in a blue mug by a floating hand.
"Once" a solo exhibition by Eishi Takaoka will mark his return after a number of years to Giant Robot 2 gallery. Eishi will attend the exhibition of hand carved all-wood sculptures beginning June 8th, 2024. 
The art goes live online at 12 Noon on June 8th and Eishi will be in attendance 6-9pm at the gallery also on June 8th.
Although the sculptures of Eishi Takaoka all portray the same serene expression, their outwardly calm façade belies a world of bottled-up emotions. With nowhere to go, these intense feelings manifest themselves in outlandish formations that sprout out of the top of each figure’s head. The uniquely sculpted heads of Takaoka are rooted in a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life in lower-middle class Japan.