Ryotaro Endo's art is an electric prod in the eye. Color pulsates
from his work -- pure color -- saturated and glossily sealed in plastic.
His designs are based on gymnastic equipment and although distorted they
remain easily recognized as a vaulting horse, parallel bars, or balance
This is Ryotaro Endo's first solo show in Tokyo since his return from
London. Working in collaboration with one of Japan's leading printing
companies Endo has used computer-generated graphics and the latest digital
Some of the works are huge. They consist of a number of long sheets of
micro-thin acrylic onto which the design has been printed. They are then
attached directly to the gallery wall like a billboard. Occasionally over
this high gloss surface, Endo smears a few rough gestures of expressionist
It is loud, brash, in your face art -- and wonderfully refreshing.