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KIMURA Koichi’s Paper Clay Figures

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

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木村さんがまだ陶器で妖怪を作る前、高校生の頃に作っていた紙粘土の人形。戦隊モノが好きで、「北斗の拳」や「聖闘士星矢」の影響を受けているらしい。元々は紙粘土に着彩をしただけのものだったが、次第にボロボロと欠け始めたため、セロハンテープで補強するようになった。陶器やドローイングの妖怪と同じく一つ一つ造形が異なり、各キャラクターに木村さんのこだわりが感じられる。

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  • KIMURA Koichi

    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.