by Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 3 April 2013

There’s something both comforting and creepy about Machida Kumi’s artwork. At first glance, I see what looks like a mother and child holding each other lovingly. The color pallet is a calming pastel pink and cream. It seems harmless. But that’s the interest of each piece. When you look closely, they’re really weird, with alien people shooting lasers from their eyes and wearing creepy wire and metal hats.