Leading up to her current showing at Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto, we stopped by the studio of Junko Mizuno in San Francisco to learn more about her work environment and to see some of the works in progress. Using acrylic, ink, and graphite, the Japanese artists creates recognizable cute, grotesque, and provocative imagery that has a mixture of influences from pop culture to manga. You can see more of the work created for the show here, but can also glimpse some of the pieces that were painted based around a theme of “dark and erotic food fetishes that views eating as a metaphor for female sexual appetite and power.”

Photo credit: Ken Harman.
Discuss Junko Mizuno here.