Shogo Okada, born in Japan, and eagerly transitioning to life in Canada, arrived four years ago with his unique prints exploring the world of graphic comics and animated television series. Drawing from an array of sources, including Peanuts, Curious George, and Phineas and Ferb among others, Okada hand draws, cuts, rearranges and prints graphic elements lifted from these series. While both a formal and technical exploration of his material process and content, the resulting work has a strong minimalist impact, utilizing strong fields of colour with familiar elements shifting locations through a body of work. Okada’s work is a fascinating glimpse into the considerations of an artist born and raised in the hyper-pop world of Japan. Okada manages to establish a connection between the state of contemporary comics and animation with a nod to the histories and ethos of both minimalism and pop art.