One month after opening his third NYC show (covered), Haroshi had a pre-opening special exhibition at HHH gallery on March 21st in Tokyo. The gallery that was co-founded by Haroshi and Usugrow held host to a group of locals who are engaged in various creative activities, such as book-making, event planning, music-making and filmmaking. While the Japanese artist has previously exhibited many times abroad, this event in his hometown was a great opportunity show off a sculpture created with the support of HUF founder Keith Hufnagel. The main piece on display was a large hand […]
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On February 19th, Jonathan LeVine Gallery opened Still Pushing Despite The Odds, a new solo by Haroshi (featured) at their location on West 23rd Street. Consisting of mostly large scale works, this is his third show with the showspace in Chelsea, and is a great demonstration of his unique skills and inventiveness. The Tokyo-based artist’s signature technique of creating incredible sculptural works using old skateboards has evolved so much from his initial concepts with this new body of work being great example of his current concepts. By compressing the boards in different […]
After a successful showing with Jonathan LeVine in 2011 and 2013, Haroshi (featured) will be opening his third show with the gallery on February 19th. Entitled Still Pushing Despite The Odds, the new work consists of the Japanese artist’s signature wooden sculptures made with the novel use of recycled skateboards as a medium. Perhaps referencing the time-consuming nature of his unique technique, Haroshi also states – “throughout their lifespan together the skater and his board get battered, but even so they get up again to face […]
Sculptor Haroshi (featured), who is deeply embedded in skate culture, has designed the trophy for The Battle At The Berrics VII. A fitting collaboration as the unique aesthetic of the Japanese artist features recycled skateboards as his raw materials. If you remember, Haroshi also created the BATB 5 trophy featuring a middle finger salute. This time around he decide to go with a lower leg and foot. You can follow the finals here on Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. PST if you are interested to see who will bring […]
On the 11th of October, StolenSpace in London opened a solo show of artist Haroshi. The Japanese artist that built his name and career around his huge love for skateboarding brought his latest work to the British capital in a show simply titled Pain. Influenced by his personal experiences of physical pain, both while skateboarding and while creating art, he wanted to show it as something that induces and encourage creativity and persistence. Looking at his unique practice of recycling old used skateboards, the concept of the show is […]
Tonight in London, the StolenSpace Gallery will be hosting Japanese artist Haroshi (featured) and his latest solo exhibition Pain. For this new body of work, the self-taught artist has applied his unique process of creating sculptures out of discarded skateboard decks to explore the effects of emotional pain. If this eagle showstopper is any indication, Londoners should definitely stop by to check it out. Discuss Haroshi here.
On September 5th, Japanese artist Haroshi (featured) introduced his limited edition skateboard decks released through Japanese skateboarding company Uniful. Thug For Life in the Shibuya district of Tokyo was packed with people that were interested in this release that instantly became hit in Asia. Along with the signed and numbered decks, the artist introduced a new sculpture that was made especially for this event. The concept behind the piece are shaking hands, a world wide symbol of connection between people. As much as skateboarding is a world […]
Only two weeks after his trip to Mexico, where he revealed a trophy that was commissioned by Nike for their big Tampa Pro skateboarding contest, Japanese artist and passionate skateboard lover, Haroshi, welcomed us in his studio in Tokyo. Even though he’s a world wide recognized artist, whose shows are regularly selling out and has major skateboard related companies struggling to commission him to do work for them, his studio is not much more than a “skateboarder’s lair.” There are posters, cutouts and photographs of […]
This past weekend, Japanese artist Haroshi debuted a new body of works at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Virtual Reality, this exhibition is the second in the Big Apple by the sculptor known for utilizing used skate decks as his source material. On display this time were full-scale sculptural creations such as kicks by Airwalk, bullets, a skull, and even an incredible life size skater pulling off a handplant. Included in the showing was an installation of hand carved skate decks made of recycled skateboards […]
Building on his successful showing there in 2011 (covered), Japanese artist Haroshi will be returning to the Jonathan LeVine Gallery for another solo show (opening January 12th). Known for his increasingly complex sculptural works created from skateboards, he’ll be bringing a series of pieces with him collectively entitled Virtual Reality. You can add this to your calendar as one of the first shows to attend in 2013. Discuss this show here. Discuss Haroshi here.