Mr., also known as Iwamoto Masakatsu, is a Japanese contemporary artist born in 1969 in Cupa, Japan. He studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and later moved to New York City to pursue his career in art.
Mr.'s works are often characterized by their whimsical, cartoonish style and their exploration of Japanese pop culture and consumerism. He frequently incorporates imagery from anime, manga, and video games into his art, creating playful and colorful works that appeal to a wide audience.
Throughout his career, Mr. has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
In addition to his visual art, Mr. is also a musician and has released several albums and singles under the name "Sloppy Joe." He has also collaborated with brands such as Nike, Bape, and Comme des Garçons on various projects.
Mr.'s unique style and approach to art have earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated following. He continues to create works that bridge the gap between high and low culture, and that challenge our perceptions of art and its place in contemporary society.