Misaki describes her style of making art as heta-uma. This Japanese term translates to ‘bad but good’, and prioritises a good idea over skill or perfection. In Japan, heta-uma imagery can be seen in advertising and packaging as well as pictures in newspapers. Today Misaki exhibits all over the world, delighting visitors with her bold and colourful paintings, sculptures and drawings. Moja Moja Life is the first installation by Misaki Kawai in Australia, and continues at NGV through April 18 2021.
Supported by Paula Fox AO and Fox Family Foundation, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, Neilson Foundation.