by Lee Basford in New Art on Friday 1 June 2012

Aikawa Masaru reproduces CDs by hand on canvas. Each item is hand-painted: front and back cover, disc, lyrics, stickers, everything. On each of the CDs, he also sings the entire albums by himself. As he explains: ‘I have passionately and respectfully duplicated the music a cappella’. I’ve heard it and let me tell you, it’s so bad, it’s good.