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Kumi Sugai's Planet Mercury

Kumi Sugai, La Planète Mercure , 1965

Japanese artist Kumi Sugai created La Planète Mercure in 1965. Kumi Sugai belonged to the first group of pioneering contemporary Japanese artists to adopt western styles of painting. In the 1960s, Kumi Sugai produced almost heraldic images of traffic signs and directional panels, in which repetition of purely abstracted simple forms evokes a hallucinating atmosphere, in dream-like colorings.



I think, in general, Japanese artist thrive when they are embedded in Japanese culture.