Masquerading as glossy product advertisements, Makoto Oono’s vivid still life imagery draws viewers in hook, line and sinker, before sensations ranging from horror to wonder take over. The artist transforms various organisms — purchased during visits to Asian countries — as the unlikeliest test sites for creative juxtapositions. 

Suspended between sculpture and imagery, these intricately assembled photographs pose as a visual idiom for the snares and promises of modern metropolises, where brutality and beauty simultaneously lie.

Curated by He Yining