Art + Culture

Capturing the Zeitgeist, Japan’s Coolest Artist KYNE KYNE:福岡のストリートから世界へ

“KYNE girl” on the cover of Casa BRUTUS (detail), January 2020
“KYNE girl” on the cover of Casa BRUTUS (detail), January 2020

Slowly but steadily, street artist KYNE provides the Japanese art scene a new gig, a phenomenal paradigm shift regarding local art practice. Coming from Fukuoka, southern Japan, his illustration paintings capture the Zeitgeist. Having been featured twice on the cover of influential magazine Casa BRUTUS カーサ ブルータス the hype on his works continues to rise. The dream by a street artist came true. Via his Instagram account you can watch the fascinating development as a time-lapse.
His mentally crucial episode, being insecure if he found the right “touch” or not, can be noticed on the 2nd of December 2013: “This week-end: full risk – “victory or defeat”. When the chance pops up, you truly understands what’s lacking.”
route3boy 今週末が勝負。チャンスが来た時こそ足りないモノがよくわかる。
https://www.instagram.com/p/hbFUYSgJTF/

KYNE Instragram screenshot
KYNE Instragram screenshot

It is probable that KYNE’s notion of street culture and fashion, which approaches the mood amongst his peers, led him realize in the meantime, that he could continue professionally-wise. How to conquer Tokyo was only a question of time.

Rest of this text will be written in the next days…
In the meantime, I recommend you to check his IG account.
https://www.instagram.com/route3boy/


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