Born in Tokyo in 1993. BIEN’s works are based on drawing. He has been inspired by street culture, animation and figurines. BIEN paints abstract paintings and makes installation works, inheriting various ways of expressing that represents these cultures. He tries to dissolve and reconstruct symbolic meanings.
BIEN is an artist who makes drawings. BIEN’s drawings with a little awkward lines trace a certain kind of shapes. Some shapes are generated from letters and signs and others born out of imaginings such as characters of manga and animation. These shapes become vague as BIEN draws again with his unique touch. The vague figure becomes a group of lines that seem weird because you would feel you are looking at something, but you actually are not. It is as if the moment of birth of something new was cut out of the paper, on which BIEN draws casually with a brush. Or, as if BIEN extracted only the presence and sign of something.