Video Interviews with Past GEISAI Award Recipients

This week, we will hold an exhibition for Kazuma Shirota, winner of the KAWS award at GEISAI#18, at Hidari Zingaro on the third floor of Nakano Broadway.

Shirota’s booth at GEISAI#18 juxtaposed several large paintings and figurines, making for a grand installation that was unlike anything else at the fair.

The artist had previously worked at a photo studio for seven years and then in the timber industry for two years. He is now a junior at Musashino Art University.

Below are the comments from KAWS on Shirota’s artworks.

“When I saw his works, I was impressed with their energy and thought the materials he used were quite interesting. It’s difficult to put into words but I enjoyed the experience of his work. Beginning with the characters he created, the entire exhibition had a very well expressed perspective. I look forward to his next exhibition.

Be sure to check out the interview with Shirota below before attending the show.

◉Interview with Kazuma Shirota, taken after receiving the KAWS Award at GEISAI#18

Kazuma Shirota’s canvasses, which employ his wealth of professional experience to give him a free reign of expression with a wide range of materials, are a must see.
Be sure to check out his works at Hidari Zingaro.

【Exhibition by Kazuma Shirota】
Location: Hidari Zingaro, Nakano Broadway 3F
Dates: Thursday, June 27 to Tuesday, July 2
Hours: 12:00 to 19:00
Closed: Wednesday