From Evan Scott, nicely done video about Shinya Kimura.

Shinya Kimura

“People are surprised when I tell them that I make no drawings or sketching when I build a motorcycle. I don’t have any plans at the beginning and if I draw, it’s already done on the paper and I lose my interest. So the process is completely hands-on.”
– shinya kimura

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In his own words, Shinya Kimura is a motorcycle mechanic. To the rest of the world, Shinya is an artist, building kinetic sculptures that are and very labor intensive, one-of-a-kind, and ultimately utilitarian. Raised in Tokyo, he moved to LA about a decade ago to actually escape his growing fame and to quietly go on with his life as a mechanic.

 

+ Related Story: Interview with Shinya Kimura :: Chabott Engineering

Shinya Kimura of Chabott Engineering on why he doesn’t collaborate with clients, the reason his bikes are so hard to define, and his avoidance of sketching or drawing his designs ahead of time.

Shinya Kimura :: Chabott Engineering :: Megadeluxe Interview

“A bike should look good on its own, but it’s incomplete until a person rides it. For me a motorcycle is more than art. It’s something that brings out my instincts, and the wildness and vulnerability within me.”
– shinya kimura

 
 

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