Beat Takeshi isn't just a comedian. Or an actor. Or a writer. Or a filmmaker. Or a variety show host. Or a video game designer. He's also an artist.
Until September 2, Takeshi is exhibiting a showcase of his art. The collection was first shown in 2010 at a gallery in Paris. Takeshi first started painting in 1994 during the rehabilitation from a motorcycle accident that left half his face paralysed.
In a press conference for the original exhibition, Takeshi said, "I don't define myself as a contemporary artist. I'm just a modest idea maker. I feel very embarrassed when people define me as an artist. I want to show pieces. Easy to understand, funny pieces. I want to share with you the pleasure that I had by creating this exhibition."
Website Rocket News recently checked out the Takeshi exhibit at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in Shinjuku.