Globally renowned Japanese painter and artist - Hajime Sorayama first gained recognition in the '70s for his hyperrealistic portrayal of erotic pinup girls and futuristic cyborg airbrush works. Having worked with Nike, Sony, George Lukas and Playboy among others, Sorayama currently has permanent collections of his works displayed in the MOMA, Smithsonian Institute Museum and the USA Library of Congress.
For his latest solo exhibition, hosted by Tokyo's NANZUKA Gallery, the presentation features a selection from Sorayama's current works inspired by Marilyn Monroe. In addition, life sized three dimensional sculptures are also displayed to complement the "Sexy Robot" series.
We had a chance to attend the opening reception this past weekend, where Sorayama was in attendance to offer additional insight to on-lookers and longtime fans alike.
Hajime Sorayama: "An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine."
Exhibition dates: January 30th - March 5th, 2016
Shibuya Ibis bldg. #B1F
2-17-3 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo | Japan. 150-0002