For the past 20 years, this Japanese artist has been dedicating his entire energy to the creation of art pieces, most commonly known as motorcycles.
Chicara Nagata lives by himself in the Saga prefecture of Kyushu island, 18 hours away from Tokyo. In 1992, Chicara is 21 and launches his own design studio he names ®Chicara Inc. graphic design agency in Saga.
Chicara draws, crafts and assembles close to 500 components that are then added to a vintage engine, manufactured between 1939 and 1966. The number of pieces and the time spent on each machine gives a completely different dimension to the motorcycle.
“His obsession for detail is not surprising when you know that he is a graphic designer who spent nearly 3 years into the completion of his first piece of art Chicara One, he finished in 2004 after 7500 hours of work.”
In 2004, he took his passion one step further, elevating his work to what can be considered an art form.
The unique pieces, named Chicara Art one to four, have won six consecutive awards at shows in Belgium, France, and Germany “before garnering global recognition at the AMDChampionship (the most recognized custom bike award worldwide.)”