Kanako Akiyama is an artist who's built up quite a following in her native Japan, and her work is now available at ODD ONE OUT.
Her etchings depict a world of people who's faces are not clearly visible. They could be me, they could be you, their identities are not known. At a glance, they seem as though they are residents in an imaginary world, but Akiyama actually created this world based on inspiration from the modern world.
This familiarity that is not quite apparent allows is created with the intention of the observer becoming aware once again of the reality that they exist in now, today.