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 […]
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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.
Another weekend, another Rewind feature here on AM. Leading off our summary of videos this week is the inspiring story (from The Guardian) of Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat, who founded Syria’s first satirical weekly, Ad Domani. In August 2011, he was attacked by Bashar al-Assad’s militia who broke his hands to stop him from drawing Assad. Farzat was later awarded the European parliament Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. Olek sells cellphones to pay her legal bills (via Hyperallergic). Abstract five years old child painter, Aelta Andre […]
Another booth to check out if you are lucky enough to be at Art Basel right now is the Jonathan LeVine setup at SCOPE. Japanese sculptor Haroshi has contributed three pairs of transparent shoes, fitted with feet sculpted from skateboards, a signature touch. Others who will be showing include Alex Gross, Brett Amory, Dylan Egon, Faile, Henrik Uldalen, How & Nosm, Jim Houser, Jordan Nickel (Pose), Marco Mazzoni, Natalia Fabia, Nicoletta Ceccoli, REVOK, Sit, Souther Salazar, Tara McPherson, Victor Castillo and Shepard Fairey. Discuss Art Basel […]
Sculptor Haroshi, known for his work with skateboards as his raw material, recently was asked to create the trophy for The Battle At The Berrics V. The finals, which went down this weekend, for the competition held at The Berrics, an indoor skatepark owned by professional skateboarders Steve Berra and Eric Koston will determine the winner of this double middle finger salute. Look for more from Haroshi at the Jonathan LeVine booth when Art Basel Week – Switzerland starts next week. Discuss Haroshi here.