About

Hebime is a self-taught artist who started painting after leaving high school due to depressive disorder in 1997. He had difficulty in communicating with people and went to social withdrawal, staying in his house, only fascinated with keeping reptiles, such as snakes, lizards and chameleons. He painted figures mixed with strange animals in pen markers and moved to more abstract paintings in acrylic after 2008. He began posting his paintings online with the artist name Hebime (snake eyes in Japanese), and was eventually introduced to galleries and started exhibiting his work.

In Hebime’s recent works, he carves a surface consisting of many layers of acrylic paints using a chisel, resembling a Japanese traditional lacquer decoration technique. This unique method is called "acrylic scratch" and it creates a strong and unforgettable impression on the viewer. His works are identified by his eccentric color variations. They give us a chance to interpret them in many ways. By changing the way of displaying his works, his abstract works generate new senses each time they are viewed.

Exhibition

2019  Solo Exhibition in Buburindo, Kobe
    Solo Exhibition in The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo
2018  Solo Exhibition in TS4312, Tokyo
2016  Solo Exhibition “Lab Work”, TS4312, Tokyo
    Solo Exhibition “Lab work”, Gallery Buburindo , Kobe
    Solo Exhibition in Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
2015  Solo Exhibition in Outsider Art Fair, YOD Gallery, NY
    Solo Exhibition in Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
    Solo Exhibition in Gallery Buburindo, Kobe
2014  Solo Exhibition in TS4312, Tokyo
    Solo Exhibition in Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
    Solo Exhibition in Atelier annex for Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Nishiwaki,
    Hyogo
    Solo Exhibition in Gallery Buburindo, Kobe
2013  Solo Exhibition in Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
    Solo Exhibition in Gallery Buburindo, Kobe
2012  Solo Exhibition in ART COCKTAIL, Osaka
    Solo Exhibition in Gallery Buburindo, Kobe
2011  Solo Exhibition in Art Space Aband, Osaka
    Solo Exhibition in Gallery Buburindo, Kobe
    Solo Exhibition in Art Space Aband, Osaka
2010  Solo Exhibition in Factory Kyoto, Kyoto
2009  Solo Exhibition in VIVANTANNEXE, Ginza, Tokyo
2008  Solo Exhibition in Art Space Aband, Osaka




2019 “Border”, Atelier Sangatsu, Osaka
2018  “Art Brut du Japon, Another Look” Collection De L’art Brut Lausanne, Switzerland
    YOD Gallery 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, YOD Gallery, Osaka
    “Stories of Abstract Art” Art Complex Center, Tokyo
    “Show Case vol.6”, Atelier Sangetsu, Osaka
    Two-person Exhibition with Manji Madara “Archetype”, Karuizawa New Art Museum,Nagano
    “Form and Material”, Sunaba Gallery, Osaka
2017  “Intermixture”, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
    "repetitive motion", YOD Gallery, Osaka
    “Radical;Exquisite”, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
2016  “Expressive Abstract Paintings”, Tokyo Art Complex
2015  “amavivant2015”, Tokyo Parthenon Tama
2013  Group Exhibition in Art Space Aband, Osaka
    Group Exhibition in Gallery OUT of PLACE, Nara
    “Wonder Seed”, Wonder Hall, Tokyo
    “Kyoto Current 2013”, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex
2012  “A New Mystery Has Arrived” Kadoma Lumiere Hall, Osaka
2011  “Tennendai” in Factory Kyoto, Kyoto
2010  “Self-Taught Art”, YOD Gallery, Osaka



2009  Awarded YOD Gallery prize in ART Stream at Suntory Museum, Osaka
2011  Awarded Tezukayama Gallery prize in ART stream at Shinsaibashi, Osaka
2012  9th Nishiwaki Thumb Hole Award, first prize, Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo