Yasuhiro Nishikawa （1960, Japan）
In 2003, Yasuhiro Nishikawa came to Kobo Syu, a creative studio for adults with developmental disability in Kawaguchi, Saitama, with strong aspirations of becoming a professional artist. He was 43-years-old. His short temper and inability to control his emotions interfered with social life, often causing friction amongst him and his acquaintances. Now, able to relentlessly devote his time and passion to his artwork with the help of the staff members at Kobo Syu, Yasuhiro flourishes like a flower in full bloom. His paintings are vibrant and fantastical, often inspired by flowers, fields and fireworks.