What do a skateboard and a work of art have in common? At first glance, nothing. However, the Tokyo artist Haroshi breaks down the usual stereotypes, proving that real masterpieces can be created from any material, even from old skateboards.
We have already told the readers of the site Kulturologiya.Ru about the work of Haroshi. The art objects he created from old skateboards amaze with their originality. Despite the fact that the first sculptures were created 10 years ago, the real popularity came to the self-taught artist in 2010, when his first solo exhibitions were organized in Tokyo.
Haroshi's new sculptures can now be seen at London's StolenSpace gallery. The exhibition is called "Pain". Among the most interesting exhibits are a very realistic wooden handshake and a heart. The centerpiece of the collection is a bust called "Agony Into Beauty". The artist has created a kind of self-portrait, but Haroshi's face is disfigured by a painful grimace. The author's intention can be interpreted in different ways: either it is the personification of the physical suffering of a person, or in front of us is the torment of creativity.
Of course, the project turned out to be interesting and memorable, it's nice that the old boards (which served skateboarders to their heart's content) have found a new life. Haroshi's creativity is a vivid example of the fact that there are no taboos in creativity for truly talented people.
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