kurokawa-bioKirk Kurokawa creates paintings of exceptional appeal and attraction by capturing and enhancing visions of everyday life through controlled and masterful experimentation and execution.

Primarily recognized as one of the premier figurative artists in the islands, and a rising star in national and international art circles, this young artist is astute at capturing the inner character and beauty of the individual while revealing the specific moment in time when the vision occurred.

Technically exacting, in a unique and magnetic way, Kurokawa explores the world around us by using composition, color, and creativity to get our attention and to raise our awareness of the simple splendors that surround us.

As seen through the eyes, heart, and talent of a native son, Kirk Kurokawa, who was born and raised on Maui and is of Hawaiian, Japanese and Chinese descent, captures the true spirit of the individual and delicately records their true nature of being. Having been exposed to the rich ethnic diversity of the islands, he fully understands and respectfully responds to the nuances and physical dynamics that exist between cultures and races of varying backgrounds.

Time seems to stop – which it does when one is faced with the art and artistry of Kirk Kurokawa’s extraordinary paintings. It’s a contemporary approach and a willingness by the artist to be, “of his time”, and considering his place in the art world, rendering a new classic.

Kurokawa’s quick ascent to the top ranks of fine artists has resulted in critically acclaimed exhibitions throughout Hawai’i and California, and is coveted by collectors worldwide for his unique style and talent.