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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!


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.