2023.9.23-11.4｜ Speedy Gallery
Born in Osaka in 1942, Hideki Kimura initially rose to prominence as a distinguished music producer, orchestrating iconic events and collaborating with luminaries like Frank Zappa during Japan’s early rock era.
However, at 60, Kimura experienced a profound transformation, embracing the path of an artist. His artistic journey has yielded over 180 murals across Japan and abroad, with his first solo exhibition in Tokyo at 80 marking a significant milestone.
Kimura’s artistic evolution, deeply influenced by his musical roots, now springs to life in his dynamic street art. In lieu of a studio, he prefers the vibrant energy of “live” settings to paint.
In this exhibition, Kimura presents a thought-provoking concept: “Those living on and sustained by Earth should refrain from hubris and greed. Where is humanity headed amidst AI, nuclear power, fossil fuels, and the disruptive weather attributed to human actions?” While these are Kimura’s reflections, he encourages viewers to freely interpret and envision, avoiding imposition of his meaning upon them.