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Hiro Kurata

Posted by Liv Siddall,

“In my paintings, baseball players are not playing baseball, but rather trying to fight against something by using their bats as a weapon,” are the concise words of Japanese painter Hiro Kurata. And what paintings he creates! Street-Fighter-esque fights between ungainly baseball players and warriors occur in vast mythological landscapes, whilst tethered fate-like balloons hang about in the sky umpiring the chaos below. Epic!

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.