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CompanyKiiro Studio
ArtistKiiro -
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We all have the power of imagination and creativity. Creativity is the ability to "recombine" and make "new connections". This process of "recombination" is necessary in thinking, starting with photography. The cosmos flower has a "story full of hope". The beauty of the flower, the vitality of the stem, the strength of the cosmos flower, it is more than just a pretty face. It is in the way it rises up again and again, even after being hit by typhoons, to face the light.

Born in 1978 in Kanagawa, Japan, Kiiro works freely with floral motifs and uses skillful painting techniques. Cosmos flowers, in particular, have been the focal point of his art for over a decade. Each series of Kiiro's work offers a new angle on his theme of "order, harmony, and evolution. This is uniquely defined by the language of the cosmos flower.