Since the beginning of his career, mittenimwald has been interested in Japanese culture. He was especially intrigued by the predominating female role model along with its ritual disguise and the related encoded role playing. His solo exhibition "sushi connection" at 30works gallery presents virtuoso stencils of geishas, manga-ladies and Nippon-Amazons flanked by provoking claims. With this mittenimwald reveals himself as master of allusion. By looking closer the recipient wonders who actually inspects, analyses and evaluates whom? The observer the supposed object? Or the other way around…?

Instead of the usual objectification, mittenimwald creates the image of a strong, confident Far Eastern woman who as pride subject full of self-assertion counteracts our Western canon of values.