Despite trends constantly picking up and moving forward, there are existing forms of craft in our lives that remain timeless no matter the era – and sculpture is one of them. While Rodin, Donatello and Michaelangelo were masters at their craft, a shift in the times have switched artisan gears into contemporary artwork, sliding us into a new generation of modern design and architecture in today’s creations.
Self-taught in his craft, Japanese wood sculptor Haroshi strikes a balance between his love for sculpting and skateboarding for over a decade, creating incredibly unique three-dimensional masterpieces from the decks of used skateboards that he collects.
Even without formal training, Haroshi’s works showcase the essence of his artistic talent expressed through the technique his craft. His vibrant sculptures are constructed via carving multiple layers of leftover wood decks before gluing them together to form multicolored structures with mosaic detail.
Having collaborated with industry names like HUF, Nike SB and Airwalk, Haroshi’s inspiring works have been displayed in galleries across the shores of Tokyo to London, Los Angeles, New York, and more.
His recent works have been showcased in the Arsham/Fieg gallery and in NYC’s stolenspacegallery.
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Images © Haroshi.
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