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Since attending Tokyo University of the Arts, Atsushi Watanabe has been presenting socially critical artworks based on his own experiences with emotional scars and mind traps. Watanabe mainly focuses on painting, but also uses other media, such as installation, photography, and performance. The subject matter varies from new religions, economic disparity, homelessness, animal rights, gender, hikikomori to mental illnesses. After graduating university, Watanabe experienced living with homeless people, became a hikikomori, and then he resumed his work in 2013. In 2016, he joined ARTIST’S GUILD.
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