Monday, November 16, 2009

Hideki Koh

Hideki Koh ("Kinoe Hideki") was born in 1951 Kyoto, Japan
He is a highly skilled artist with a natural ability to harmonies colour and form, also unique composition. A master at capturing the beauty and mystery of the Japanese male. His works display young Japanese men in both subtle and highly erotic situations, using historical features such as tattoos and traditional costume to create a truly Japanese feel. With an extensive career in illustration, he has published work since 1970, as was published in Japan's first gay magazine Barazoku. Since 1998 he was responsible for the monthly cover of Barazoku (from No.11 1999 to December 2002 issue).
Drawing in pencil, Mr. Koh's work contrasts the colour of tattoos and clothe against monotone skin.
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He is one of many successful Japanese artists who have held many solo exhibitions in Japan. He is also exhibited in USA and Australia.
1970 Began working as an illustrator with Design Company in Japan.
1978 Began working as an independent commercial illustrator.
1998 Began working as an independent original painter.
Spring of 2000, the first solo exhibition (painting exhibition Barazoku cover)
September 2000, exhibited works at the "Tom of Finland Erotic Art Show", Los Angels
Spring 2004, Melbourne Affordable Art Show invite
Summer 2009, "Boys Life" by 30 Japanese Artists. (Part of the 2009 Sydney Mardi Gras) invitation
His website offers lots of information about the artist - mostly in Japanese I am afraid.
To buy his work or find info on his next exhibition for the Sydney Mardis Gras 2010 visual arts program: 'Oh! Kinky desu ga?', click here

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