Kogoro Kurata isn't your average ironsmith. He doesn't hammer out swords or forge bridges; rather he produces massive, awe-inspiring structures of myriad purposes and forms. Kurata creates 4-metre-tall robots and gothic restaurant interiors; he produces sombre stage sets, stop-trick animation and quirky, insect-like musical instruments. And there are also his weird, machine-like creatures which began as typewriters, Fiat cars or chandeliers!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Kogoro Kurata: Japanese Ironsmith with a Morbid Twist