KIMURA Koichi

Born in 1976 | Lives in Kyoto City | ceramics

Social Welfare Organization SHUKO GAKUEN

Profile

Mr. Kimura produces his original “Yokai” monsters through his pottery, such as a kappa (a mythological water goblin), monkeys with humorous expressions, or creatures with body parts such as their limbs, eyes, nose and mouth that are freely combined. He sometimes makes many works based on the same motifs, but he still ultimately creates a variety of different works. When he was in elementary school, he became a fan of “Yokai” because of Shigeru Mizuki, a famous manga artist. He initially copied those seen in cartoons, and gradually began drawing his own originals. After he started attending Shuko Gakuen (social welfare facility), he gradually began creating ceramics, and now he makes three-dimensional ceramic objects at the facility, along with drawing a lot of pictures with a pencil on B5 size paper at home.

Awards

1995
平成7年|第1回「京都とっておきの芸術祭」 佳作 「愛染明王」
1996
平成8年|第2回「京都とっておきの芸術祭」 優秀賞 「仏像三体」
1998
平成10年|第4回「京都とっておきの芸術祭」 優秀賞 「戦うドラゴン」
1999
平成11年|第5回「京都とっておきの芸術祭」 優秀賞 「ヘビ女」
2000
平成12年|第6回「京都とっておきの芸術祭」 佳作 「トラ」
2002
平成14年|第8回「京都とっておきの芸術祭」 優秀賞 「お道化」
2005
かんでんコラボ・アート21 入選 「てんぐ」
2016
平成28年|第22回「京都とっておきの芸術祭」 京都府知事賞 「百妖夜行」

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