Erotica // Monday, September 14, 2015
One of our favorite Japanese artists who tends to make work in what you would call the "erotic" world, Hajime Sorayama, just opened a new solo show at Aishonazuka in Hong Kong. We did a feature on Hajime in our December 2014 issue, where he said things like, "I don't know what beauty means yet. I don't think we can understand each other truly." And he also said, "I'm an orthopedic surgeon and mad scientist of sorts." The show runs through October 3, 2015.
Erotica // Thursday, April 02, 2015
This Saturday April 4th at 7pm, Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground presents a print show by renowned artist Hajime Sorayama. If you remember, we featured Sorayama in the print edition of Juxtapoz back in December 2014, and that feature ended with probably the most bizarre ending we have ever had in the magazine (Sorayama was asked if he wanted a drink and retorted: "Your breast milk will be fine, if you may." Priceless, bizarre, but priceless.)
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hajime Sorayama's work has always seemed ahead of its time. Since the 1970s, echoing an aura of futuristic seduction, his half-human, half-robot gynoid figures reflect a vision of fantasy, predicting what lies ahead. His range of achievements are equally spectacular, with unprecedented recognition from major museums and a variety of collectors, clients and experiences so vast that they too seem otherworldly. However, like many defined creatives, Sorayama possesses a heavily weighted level of self-criticism and drive to fulfill the highest levels of personal expectation...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
To celebrate Keith Haring's retrospective, "The Political Line," opening at the de Young Museum in San Francisco this Fall (November 8, 2014—February 16, 2015), we are proud to close our 20th anniversary year with a cover story on one of the most influential and popular artists ever.
Erotica // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Legendary Japanese fantasy & concept artist Hajime Sorayama debuted a gorgeous new sculpture of his iconic chrome fembot fatale (made famous on his Aerosmith album cover art) with Nanzuka Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong. It's stunning how hard it is to tell the initial image from his illiustrations-- he's that good. We wish we could be checking out this beauty in person! Take a look!
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 19, 2013
AISHONANZUKA is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of japanese legendary illustrator Hajime Sorayama (1947-) in Hong Kong. Sorayama graduated from Chubi Central Art School in Tokyo in 1969 and first spent some time working with an advertising company. Since 1972 when he became a freelance, he has been a legendary artist armed with his astounding reali metallicity stic techniques. His works of female images, pursuing of robot and eroticism are well known both inside and outside of Japan.
Erotica // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hajime Sorayama is a Japanese illustrator known for his highly-rendered, hyperreal portrayals of sexy robot women. We've featured his work several times before but you can never have too many sexy robots! Sorayama drew his first robot in 1978, then went on to create an entire series of these strange, chrome-slicked translations of classic pinup figures. His virtuoso handling of pose, anatomy, surfaces and textures makes these illustrations outrageously believable and absurd. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who could deny the absolute appeal of these provocative robo-ladies, not to mention the original Robot Unicorn.
Erotica // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hajime Sorayama is a Japanese illustrator, known for his precisely detailed, erotic airbrush portrayals of women and feminine robots- and one of my all time favorite erotic artists. He often uses ideas from pin-up art, and re-creates them as furutistic chrome-plated gynoids in suggestive poses.