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Hebime (1982-, Japan)
Hebime is a young talented Japanese artist, who creates three-dimensional painting that he named by himself, “Acrylic Scratch”. He creates the works by putting several layers of acrylic paint on top of another on the wooden board and engraves its surface with a chisel. He chooses the colour of pigment on a whim and uncalculated marble patterns appear on the surface of the work only after engraving is done.
He started to paint in order to control his mental illness, from back in 2000, after he dropped out from high school. In his early works, he was very much influenced by the Surrealism artists such as Dali and Ernst. His current iconic series of painting was established in 2009, from his second solo exhibition held in Tokyo. Since then, his works are highly regarded in Japan and all around Asia. His work is mesmerizing in its oddness of colour, which creates rhythmical patterns on carved surface.

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Biography

1982
Born in Kobe
1998
Dropout from high school
2000
Start making artwork
2008
First solo exhibition at Art Space `Aban-jin`, Nihonbashi, Osaka
2009
Solo exhibition at VIVANT ANNEX in Tokyo
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Received YOD Gallery Award at the 2nd Art Stream Competition
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Started to create acrylic scratch series
2010
Group exhibition at YOD Gallery, Osaka
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First solo exhibition for his acrylic scratch work at Factory Kyoto, Kyoto
2011
Solo exhibition at Art Space `Aban-jin` in Nihonbashi, Osaka
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Solo exhibition at Buburin-bou, Kobe
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Received Tezukayama Gallery Award at Art Stream Competition,
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Daimaru department store, Shinsai-bashi, Japan
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Group exhibition at the stand of YOD Gallery, `ULTRA004`, Tokyo
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Group exhibition at Factory Kyoto, Kyoto
2012
Solo exhibition `Acrylic scratch` Art Cocktail, Osaka
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Group exhibition at Lumier hall, Osaka
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Group exhibition, Gallery Out of PLACE, Osaka
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Received award for excellence, 9th `thumbhole` exhibition, Japan
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Solo exhibition `Acrylic scratch` at Buburin-bou, Kobe
2013
Solo exhibition `Laboratory work`, Whitestone Gallery, Karuizawa
2014
Solo exhibition `Laboratory work II`, Whitestone Gallery, Karuizawa
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Group exhibition at Art Taipei 2014

Currently based in Kobe