Roger Shimomura, 1995

Suburban Love
acrylic on canvas, diptych
213.4 x 182.9 cm
Courtesy Steinbaum
Krauss Gallery
© 1995 Roger Shimomura

In today's world of sound and image bites, Roger Shimomura's sharply focused, lively, and graphically sophisticated paintings make fast and furious sense. Suburban Love touches on a variety of cultural issues, from racial stereotyping to geographical demographics, in a way that owes as much to contemporary notions of popular design as it does to Western and Eastern traditions of painting.