Juxtapoz // Friday, April 17, 2015
Hiro Kurata is one of our favorite artists working today, with his eclectic mix of Eastern and Western styles, and this consistent baseball uniform motif that you see in each painting. Hiro just opened a solo show, Oh Yes We Did, at The Gallery in Morris/Lakeside, Connecticut, and had a studio visit documentary filmed about his practice. We got the video here, and info on the new show!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hiro Kurata is one of our favorite artists, and was recently featured in an issue of Juxtapoz Magazine's print edition. On Friday, June 20, Outerspace Gallery will host a new exhibition of paintings by Hiro Kurata along with the book launch of Hiro's new Lineage Edition book. The artist will be in attendance signing copies of his book. Only 50 copies made. The tricky part? Outerspace will announce the location of their mobile gallery truck via Facebook and Twitter in the coming days.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
We end the year on a high, high note, with a great December 2013 cover story on artist Todd "REAS" James. We have been scheduling a story with Todd for a bit now, and after the VMAs with the Miley bears, and another year where his exhibitions seems to get more and more stunning, we thought it was time to send contributing editor Joey Garfield out to NYC to catch up with REAS about pirates, girls, Mileys, vandals, and the evolution of his craft.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents This land was your land – the first solo exhibition in London by the Japanese artist Hiro Kurata. This exhibition presents the artist’s interpretation of the traditional Western approaches to portraiture and still life – two of the most prominent genres of painting throughout the History of Art.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Born in Osaka, Japan, Hiro Kurata has continued to craft an intricate story that ties together both Eastern and Western culture. Focusing on surrealistic moments, he illustrates his daily life through sports motif, chairs, and the stability of gentleness. However, the underlying theme of his work is both chaotic and restless.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Brooklyn-based Hiro Kurata will be opening a new solo exhibition, Play the Game Right, at Gallery Common in Tokyo on July 22nd. The show deals with themes of baseball and the modern heroic figure.