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Hiratsuka Museum of Art

Tetsuya Ishida

The Note of Tetsuya Ishida

TETSUYA ISHIDA, Meal Such as Fuel Supply, 1996, Acrylic paint on board, 145.6 x 206 cm. 

Courtesy Shizuoka Prefectural, Museum of Art, Shizuoka City.

Three fast-food servers are each feeding a businessman sitting at a restaurant counter, using a gas-pump-like mechanism hooked up to a central system. The clinical setting, as well as the characters' distant expressions and anonymous uniformity, present an image of contemporary (over-) efficiency that is chilling yet charged with cutting humor. This image, depicted in Meal

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