Kiyoto Kuge, award-winning KIRIE (Japanese traditional paper-cutting art) artist from Japan has an exhibition at JFLA. He uses an amazing technique of cutting and layering paper to depict the beauty of various landscapes and persons. He is one of the foremost KIRIE artists whose works have never been exhibited abroad. He uses eye-catching colors and designs, creating a beautiful blend of traditional and pop much like L.A.’s Mid-Century Modern design.
Kiyoto Kuge is a Japanese KIRIE artist. Kirie is a Japanese Traditional paper-cutting art, and he is one of the most well know artist in this field. His art work is used as a official postal stamp design. The objects of his art are very traditional Japanese scenery, but still he uses pop and eye-catchy colors and designs. It is mix of tradition and pop. That's because he has a background as a commercial designer. He designed some commercial posters for major Japanese companies such as Sanyo Electric Co. and Toray Industries Inc. That experience gave him the idea of mixing Japanese tradition and eye-catchy pop design.
Major Award History: Nagoya City Museum 33rd SOUSAIKAI Encouragement Award, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 26th SOSAIKAI Excellence Award, 5th SOUSAIKAI Kyushu of the Grand Prize