SORAYAMA

SORAYAMA

Hajime SORAYAMA

Publisher: HIOSHINA

Hajime Sorayama graduated from Chubi Central Art School in 1969, and had initially spent some time working with an advertising company. Since becoming freelance in 1972, he has established his position as a legendary artist both within Japan and abroad,
armed with his astounding sense of realistic expressional techniques. Sorayama's extensive oeuvre that centers upon an on-going pursuit for beauty regarding the human body and the machine has continued to receive high international acclaim, and his signature body of work entitled, the "Sexy Robot" series (1978-) had served to established his world-wide reputation. Such depictions that integrate the aesthetic beauty of the female body into the context of the robot had come to present a significant influence on the subsequent formulation of robotic imagery.

Art book “SORAYAMA” features a series of new paintings based on Marilyn Monroe, 3D works from Hajime Sorayamaʼs famous “Sexy Robot” series, as well as sketches that chronicled the creation documenting each series and published to accompany the 2016 exhibition
“An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine” at Nanzuka gallery in Tokyo.

Book Size
330 x 245 mm
Pages
216 pages
Binding
Hardcover
Publication Date
2016
Language
English
ISBN
978-4-9909289-2-6