Kodai Hiwatashi

He likes fashion and cafes, and chooses his favorite photos from magazines to use as motifs for his artworks. The summery cocktail depicted in this work also seems to be a drink he enjoys at a cafe he occasionally visits.
His works, drawn with a pencil as if tracing a line, are characterized by "lines that bend innumerably." When asked why he draws lines like this, he replied, "Because my own expression emerges in places that are visible but not visible."

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Kodai Hiwatashi

Born in 1982. Many brushes, magazines that have been read over and over again, and tools on his desk are all neatly arranged. He paints with plenty of paint on his brush, looking at the photos and taking his time to paint even the wrinkles in the clothes and messy hair. He enjoys painting without missing anything. Warriors of the Japanese sumo world, beautiful women, stylish men. He says that he finds it hard to let go of any of his paintings, but he also wants them to be loved by many people. In 2012, his paintings of Yokozuna were enlarged and appeared in Hakata Port as road markings and on the walls of containers.