DRAGON76 (Japan)

He has created more than 20 murals in the U.S., the largest of which, 52 x 249 ft. (16 x 76m), was commissioned by the United Nations in Houston, Texas, on the theme of eradicating hunger. In New York City, his works can be seen in Midtown, Chinatown, Astoria, and the World Trade Center (WTC).

In addition, the figure of the original character "DR76," a modern update of the traditional Japanese samurai that is his identity, sold out within minutes of its release. He has 50.7K followers on Instagram.

He has been a fan of anime and manga since his childhood and has been copying works such as "Mobile Suit Gundam" (Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino, Japan Sunrise, Namco Bandai Group, 1979-) and "Fist of the North Star" (Takeru Takeshi; story and Tetsuo Hara; art, "Weekly Shonen Jump,” Shueisha, 1983-1988), etc. He copied wherever he could, or imagined and drew original characters that he thought would appear in the manga. Even now, he enjoys creating original characters so much that he forgets about time and immerses himself in the process.

"Future Hip-Hop Samurai," a piece in the exhibition, portrays a modern Samurai wearing a mask to avoid inhaling spray-paint fumes, while listening to hip-hop music while painting.