Ushio Shinohara is a Neo-Dada pop artist, junk artist, and action painter. He has been making his signature boxing paintings since the 60s. Similar to the Abstract Expressionists, he is concerned with the integrity of the gesture rather than the appearance of the finished piece. Equipped with giant sponges attached to boxing gloves, Shinohara dips his fists into buckets of paint and aggressively attacks the canvas. Moving from right to left his performance is quick and enthralling! Shinohara, the penultimate showman, works to the crowd as he boxes.
In this image he performs at the Rooftop Films premiere of the movie Cutie and the Boxer.