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Naotaka Hiro

Born in 1972, Osaka, Japan

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States


Through placing physical demands on his own body, Naotaka Hiro explores the limits of the human psyche and physicality. With influences ranging from the overlooked Gutai group – a performance collective formed in Osaka in 1954 by Yoshihara Jiro – to the Californian performance art scene. Although much of Hiro’s practice is intuitive, involving instinctive gestures, he also practises meticulous mark-making techniques, relating the seemingly paradoxical methods of improvisation and studied moveme...Read more