5. Takahiro Kitamura on Junii
My name is Takahiro Kitamura. I’m curator of this exhibition. I really love this piece by Junii, this three-quarter sleeves – it’s so simple, yet so strong. I think with Japanese tattooing the background is sometimes more important than the actual image it’s encircling, and in this case definitely so. It seems at first like such a simple tattoo, just wind swirls, some lightning, but it’s just so strong. It’s so strong in its simplicity – she really gets it.