JR CHUO is a contemporary paper cut artist whose work explores the notion of façades in society that conceal harsh realities, with a particular focus on the impacts of climate change on coral reefs.
Although JR CHUO is only 19 years old, he has been paper cutting for seven years, during which time he has sought to continually perfect his art form. Using traditional Japanese paper cutting techniques, some of CHUO’s artworks have taken between one and two years to complete.
CHUO’s work has been exhibited internationally, in locations ranging from London to Tokyo and Milan and he was named one of Art Market Magazine’s ‘Top Contemporary Artists of 2021’. JR CHUO has been recognised in numerous renowned publications, including Tatler Magazine and Aesthetica Magazine, and he was selected by Saatchi Art’s expert curators as a ‘Curator’s Pick’ for The Other Art Fair London in July 2021. JR CHUO is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022 Honoree in the ‘Art & Culture’ and ‘Youngest’ categories alongside some of the world’s leading young changemakers.
JR CHUO has partnered with environmental NGO ‘Coralive’ to support their coral restoration work around the world through the sale of his original artworks.