Japanese pop artist Hiro Ando lives between Tokyo and Shanghai, working with a figurative style and sculptural understanding of form. His work brings together the Japan of the past and the present, recontextualising and reformatting emblematic cultural icons like the Maneki-neko (lucky cat), samurai warrior, sumo wrestler and koi fish. In 2005, Ando co-founded an artist collaborative and studio known as Crazynoodles. Solo shows of Ando’s works have been displayed by galleries in cities around the world including Paris, Barcelona, San Francisco, Miami, Tel Aviv and Singapore.