NORIMITSU KOKUBO

NORIMITSU KOKUBO (1995, SHIGA PREFECTURE, JAPAN) Norimitsu Kokubo started drawing in the period of elementary school, to “exorcise” his introversion and lacking in social skills.He would keep drawing quietly in notebooks and any other pieces of paper available, such as the back sides of calendars or advertisement flyers.His amazing meticulous works are cover by details: […]

EIJIRO MIYAMA

EIJIRO MIYAMA (1934, JAPAN) Eijiro Miyama is often referred to as Bōshi Ojisan (“Hat Man”) due to his habit of riding his bicycle around the streets of Yokohama wearing eccentric clothing and large, elaborate hats adorned with dolls and other recycled objects. He was born in Mie Prefecture, Japan. A loner, he never married. He […]

SAÏ KIJIMA

JAPAN – SWITZERLAND   Saï Kijima has been living in Europe for 30 years. His present residence is Basel, Switzerland. He devotes his life to Kalado, a unique system founded by himself. Kalado teaching connects art, bodywork, environmental awareness and the philosophy of empty mind. Saï is not related to any religious or cultural system. […]

KUNIZO MATSUMOTO

KUNIZO MATSUMOTO (1962, JAPAN) Kunizo Matsumoto was born in Osaka, Japan, where he is in charge of the dishes in the family restaurant. He was fascinated by the notes that the staff at the establishment wrote in little notebooks and attempted to reproduce them, event though he had never learnt to write. He obsessively collects […]

MOTOOKA HIDENORI

MOTOOKA HIDENORI (1978, JAPAN) Motooka Hidenori was born in Hyôgo district and now lives in Kôbe, in Japan. As a small child, he was intrigued by trains. He often goes to the railway station to photograph them, always front view, and then files the photographs with great care. As soon as a new model comes […]

SHOTA KATSUBE

SHOTA KATSUBE | JAPAN Shota Katsube is a not well known Japanese Outsider artist whose medium of choice is the humble twist tie. Shota has been able to turn the common kitchen stample into action figures, manga mechs, robots and other different characters. This figures are really small but quite detailed. Shota Katsube’s wire action […]

Takashi Shuji

TAKASHI SHUJI (1974, GIAPPONE) Takashi Shuji è nato nel 1974 nella prefettura di Hyogo, Giappone. Attualmente vive con la sua famiglia nella città di Nishinomiya. Dopo aver terminato gli studi in una scuola specializzata (è affetto da sindrome di Down), all’età di diciotto anni, frequenta la Suzukake Institution, uno stabilimento di Kôbé  che dà lavoro […]

TAKASHI SHUJI

TAKASHI SHUJI (1974, JAPAN) Takashi Shuji was born in 1974 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He currently lives with his family in the town of Nishinomiya. After finishing his education in a specialist school (he has Down’s Syndrome), at the age of eighteen, he attended the Suzukake Institution, an establishment providing work for the mentally handicapped […]

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