Brass knuckles dangle near her waist, while a tiny feather decorates her miniature top hat. But her face is obscured and imprisoned by a giant, striped bow. Who is this? She is the subject of “Cadavre Exquis 4,” one of the illustrations by well- respected Paris-based illustrator Jules Julien currently on exhibition at Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama.

This gallery, with its foot in the fashion world, seems well suited for Julien’s work, which deals with conflicts involving individual and community identity. The exhibition’s title, “Cadavres Exquis,” translates to exquisite corpses, and these words seem quite appropriate when first walking into the gallery, where a series of seven “Cadavres Exquis” digital drawings command your attention.

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