36. Takahiro Kitamura on Mike Rubendall
My name is Takahiro Kitamura, I’m the curator of this exhibition – and this is a Gundari Myo-o back piece by Mike Rubendall. Mike’s one of my favorite tattoo artists, and it’s easy to see why. He has such a rich, colorful saturation here, and if you really study up on it, he’s done a lot of research so you know the piece is correct – everything is as it should be. One thing that I think is very interesting, is, because of the dark colored nature of the figure, Mike chose to go with more of a flame background, which I think works beautifully. And it’s just an example of a great piece, great balance, and that’s why I chose it for the show.