Chicara Nagata "Chicara Liquid Chrome"

Ippodo Gallery

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Ippodo Gallery announces an exhibition of four hand-made motorcycles by the prize-winning Japanese artist Chicara Nagata. Marking the first time these functional works of art have been exhibited outside Japan. Each Chicara motorcycle is comprised of almost 500 individual parts and took Chicara approximately 7,500 painstaking hours to create. Expertly pushing the boundaries of art, design, and technology, Chicara balances the raw energy of these machines with the grace and discipline of a classical sculptor.

Chicara Nagata became passionate about motorcycles after surviving a serious motorcycle accident at the age of 16, leading him to pursue graphic and industrial design. In 1993, Chicara began work on his first bike, completing it seven years later. He has since constructed 19 bikes entirely by hand, without the use of any existing parts except the motor. Chicara won the Grand Prize in the 2006 World Championship of Custom Bike Building and took second place in 2007. Chicara Liquid Chrome is the artist’s first exhibition outside Japan.



from November 07, 2008 to January 31, 2009

Opening Reception on 2008-11-07 from 18:00 to 21:00


Chicara Nagata

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