Streets, Sports and Seeing Anew: An Interview with Hiroya Kurata

Hiroya Kurata is a painter who began his professional practice attached to the street. Not physically, but in principle. Kurata found early recognition for his works in and amongst the street art/interventionist art community. Media outlets like Juxtapoz and Hypebeast were his first brushes (lame pun intended) with public exposure. Over time, his works have become more muted, more introspective than those from a decade ago depicting baseball and soccer players as, in his words, "awkward, grote...

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