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Hiroya Kurata

Japanese-American, b. 1980
Hiroya Kurata, Way Home, 2017, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
Way Home, 2017, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

Kurata electrifies everyday landscapes with high color and careful handling of paint to create scenes both familiar and strange.

Hiroya Kurata’s dreamy landscapes are infused with a nostalgic sensibility that recalls the soft abstractions of Charles Burchfield and John Marin. Working from found images, Kurata electrifies everyday landscapes with high color and careful handling of paint to create scenes both familiar and strange. By playing with perspective and color Kurata seeks to offer new takes on the familiar, offering the viewer novel perspectives on what something one thinks is already known. Hiro Kurata grew up between Japan and the United States and earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design. He currently lives and works in New York. 

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Artist Hiroya Kurata in conversation with Curator Paul Efstathiou

Brookyn based artist artist Hiroya Kurata discusses his subject matter with Curator Paul Efstathiou.
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