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Rob Kidney/ロブ・キドニー

1969年英国ブライトン出身。 音楽やアパレル、雑誌などで活躍するアーティスト/イラストレーター。鮮やかな色と力強い手描きのラインでインパクトのあるイラストを多数手掛ける。Basement Jaxx(XL-Recordings), Ozone Rocks, Universal Music, BMG Japan, 祥伝社, Victor/Speedstar Records, avex music creative Inc. など様々な企業とコラボし、最近ではX-girlやCHUBBYGANGなどの子供服ブランドのデザインで人気。 クラブやファッションショーなど各種イベントでのライブペイントも好評。2012年、東京・田端にアートギャラリーWISH LESS をオープンさせ、展示会のキュレーションを担う。2014年9月にはインテリアブランドunicoで家具へのライブペイントが話題を呼んだ。

Born in England. He studied illustration at Brighton University. Now based in Tokyo, with a wide global client base mainly in music and fashion. He has developed a reputation for his live painting and customizing abilities. His work is both raw and vibrant, with a strong hand-drawn line and an acid color palette. It always delivers a strong visual punch. During the last 5 years he has focussed on drawing teddy bears and other stuffed toys mainly using a 10B pencil, these drawings focus on the balance between simplicity and innocence, with a touch of mischievousness.

Clients : Chubbygang, X-girl, XL-Recordings, Ozone Rocks, Universal Music, BMG Japan, Shodensha, Victor/Speedstar Records, avex music creative Inc. etc…

 

Past exhibitions :
2002 A couple ‘o’ weeks of stink at DEPOT  ( DEPOT Gallery- Nakameguro,Tokyo )
2003 VERSUS exhibition Vol.2  ( Parco Museum-Shibuya,Tokyo )
2004 Monchhichi-WHAT NOT !!!  ( Parco department store-Shibuya,Tokyo )
2004 Ura Monchhichi  ( DEPOT Gallery- Nakameguro,Tokyo )
2005 Relax Boyz-Guys in Relax town.  ( DEPOT Gallery- Nakameguro,Tokyo )
2009 Installation for Skank ( Wut Berlin- Aoyama,Tokyo )
2010 X-Girl Stages T-Shirts/Zine launch.Pop-up exhibition ( XGS store- Aoyama,Tokyo )
2013 100% SOBER ( WISH-LESS Gallery- Tabata,Tokyo )
2014 STILL HEAR ( WISH-LESS Gallery- Tabata,Tokyo )
2014 Rob Kidney exhibition  ( AL- Daikanyama,Tokyo )
2015 Fall in love  ( Tambourin Gallery- Shibuya,Tokyo )
2015 Rob Kidney exhibition ~MY BEST FRIENDS~  ( Isetan Department store- Shinjuku,Tokyo )
2016 Maneki Neko show  ( Isetan Department store- Shinjuku,Tokyo )
2016 KAITEN KIDNEY  ( A STORE ROBOT- Harajuku,Tokyo )