On November 29th, art dealers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch opened their second collaborative group exhibition for Basel Week Miami. After successful Unrealism show in 2015 (covered), this year’s edition titled Desire, attracted the creme de la creme of the world collectors with its impressive selection of works. Starting with sculptural works at the very entrance of the unique Moore Building in Miami’s Design District, through paintings in different mediums and formats, to photographs, drawings, video installation and even live models, the show explores modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art. […]
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Last night, Jacob Lewis Gallery held the opening reception for their inaugural show with Hajime Sorayama. A few weeks after announcing his representation, the Chelsea-based gallery revealed his newest body of work featuring his signature Sexy Robots. The 10 new acrylic paintings and one sculpture were created around the idea of re-inventing American icons. From Hollywood starlets to pop culture idols (fashion and music stars), the Japanese artist presented his vision of these characters as one of his retro-future pinups. Examples include Kate Moss shown as a bionic Playboy bunny, Elvis Presley as […]
Starting on October 28th at Jacob Lewis Gallery, the surreal robotic works of Hajime Sorayama will grace the walls of the New York showspace and will open for public consumption. Along with paintings more in line with the Japanese artist’s trademark sexy robot aesthetic like Kate Moss reimagined as an automaton Playboy Bunny, on display will also be popular pop culture icons transformed into their mechanical forms as well as sculptural rendition. Via Juxtapoz. Discuss Hajime Sorayama here.
Last weekend in Tokyo, renowned creator of the “sexy robot” Hajime Sorayama opened a solo show at NANZUKA Gallery. Along with a couple sculptural representations of his erotic automatons, the Japanese artist also introduced a new series of works inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her famous quote – “An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine.” Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below… Artwork: ©Hajime Sorayama (courtesy of NANZUKA). Photo credit: Intelligence & NANZUKA (installation shots). Discuss Hajime Sorayama here.
We have gathered another prime selection of art related video for you to enjoy in this newest edition of our Rewind feature. Topping the list is a new Guest Artist Series feature from Stussy that focuses on Japanese artist and illustrator Hajime Sorayama. Take a look at the footage below as they take a rare look at him on tape as he talks about various aspects of his work and career. Other notable videos include: Harmony Korine’s Addict fragrance film for Dior. (via Slamxhype). Explore […]
After bringing you a first look at Art Basel Hong Kong a couple weeks ago, we now return with a more comprehensive look at the premier art fair in Asia. The four day event saw over 65,000 visitors peruse the art work brought by 245 galleries from 39 countries to the gateway city-state between East and West. The event is always an eye opener for us as we get to learn about new exciting artists from Asia while still enjoying some of the more familiar […]
Hajime Sorayama has been busy since we last saw him last Winter at New York’s Gering & Lopez Gallery. Now the legendary artist is launching an exhibition entitled Neo Japonism & Obsession in his home country of Japan at Tokyo’s Beams B Gallery. We Looking forward to seeing his paintings of pin up figures and fantasy drenched subjects for the opening come this Saturday, August 13th. Thanks to Hypebeast for the tip.
Gering & Lopez Gallery sure knows how to kickstart the new year by working hard to bring a jaw-dropping exhibition with acclaimed Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. The show “1970 – 2010” (teased) is a tremendous display of the “four corners” of Sorayama’s illustrious style that he’s created over the past four decades. We experienced his sexy Robots & Gynoids to iconic figures in Pin Up poses to his sultry Myth & Fantasy femme fatales to his risqué erotic & fetish illustrations. The beauty and raw […]
Known for his futuristic and sultry renderings of woman, as displayed during his solo in Tokyo earlier this year (covered), Hajime Sorayama will be showing his newest body of work, 1970 – 2010, stateside with Gering & Lopez Gallery in New York shortly after the ball drops. The veteran Japanese artist, perhaps best known in the US for his collaborative effort with KAWS in designing the metallic No Future Companion, has successfully exhibited his pin-up style portraits all over the globe. While specific opening and […]
You may remember Hajime Sorayama from his collaboration with Kaws on the “No Future Companion” figure that we covered last year. A famous artist in his own right, the Japanese paintor, who is know for for his sexy robot and pinup art, opened a show recently at the Shirokane Art Complex. We have several more images after the jump, but for the full set check out Hypebeast.