The Artwork of HaroshiJuxtapoz // Sunday, 13 Feb 2011
Haroshi creates art by recycling old used skateboards and turning them into various three-dimensional pieces and sculptures. The results are both resourceful and astounding, some of the most original conceptual art we have been introduced to in the past few months. Nice Thrasher reference, too.
On his site, the Japanese artist's work is described as:
Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present. He knows thoroughly all the parts of the skateboard deck, such as the shape, concave, truck, and wheels. He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards. It’s only natural that he began to make art pieces (i.e. recycling) by using skateboards. To Haroshi, his art pieces are equal to his skateboards, and that means they are his life itself. They’re his communication tool with both himself, and the outside world.