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IT Park

Hung Tung-Lu

What Do We See?

HUNG TUNG-LU, 2Laya–133Hz, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 190 cm. Courtesy IT Park, Taipei.

A dozen years ago, Hung Tung-Lu was in his early 30s, but still something of a club kid. It didn’t take long for his lush, candy-colored portraits of Japanese pop culture icons—mostly anime hotties such as Sailor Moon, or Ayanami Rei from the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” series, but also geek heroes such as Ultraman and the robot warrior Gundam—to go from hanging in the 2000 Taipei Biennial to the…

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