Gamikichi is forging an epic journey through the world of “Retro Games”, delving deep into the memories, atmosphere, and excitement of the generation. His pieces are born by drawing out the intense imagery of the retro world and breathing life into them.

Born in 1979 in Tokyo, Japan, he began playing with handheld LSI and LCD games from a young age, and when a Famicom (NES) was introduced into his home, he was drawn into the world of gaming. Around the same time, through use of his older brother’s PC (PC-6001mk2) he was introduced to the programming language [BASIC] and began studying how games moved and worked.

Moving forward, the source of his creative imagination was established through his experiences while growing up with systems like the Game Boy, Super Nintendo (SNES), TurboGrafx-16, and Playstation.

During his adolescence he also experienced what would be considered the “world of realistic game expression” made possible by new and more beautiful graphics technology. However, he continued to feel a love for the “world of game expression separated from reality” created by pixel art and low poly. As time passed, the world he held so dear came to be referred to as “Retro Games”.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Japanese government requested that citizens quarantine themselves and refrain from going out. During this time, he had a chance to return to the beauty of Retro Games and reconnect with his adolescent memories of the Retro Game world, both of which he had nearly forgotten. From then, he began the process of realizing the images he had grasped as a “Retro Game Artist”.

The world view that he builds is creative and overflowing with ideas. He posts content related to his pieces on Instagram daily, and since beginning 3 months ago, has earned over 1,000 followers.

“How can I connect the nostalgia of Retro Games to the current generation; How can I revive the memories of the viewer and bring them joy?”

For as long as his curiosity and spirit of inquiry remains, his journey will continue.