We've loved the works of Kenichi Hoshine for years, especially through his shows at pt 2 Gallery in California. The Tokyo-born, Brooklyn-based painter is getting prepared to open his newest solo show, The Magician and The Thief, on January 9, at Hollis Taggart in NYC. 

Inspired by a wide range of subjects—from film and television, to theatrical sets, to found imagery—Hoshine’s painting practice is grounded in the experiences of his daily life. Expressed in abstract forms and gestures, however, these everyday references are imbued with newfound emotion and narrative quality. For his upcoming exhibition at Hollis Taggart, Hoshine will present a selection of new paintings on wood panel that capture his converging fascinations with theater, poster design. and the occult.