Sorayama

NationalityJapaneseGenderMaleAge74Websitesorayama.jp

Biography

“Art is supposed to surprise and shock, and the easiest way to do that is by breaking taboos”
Hajime Sorayama is a legendary Japanese artist renowned in the worlds of illustration, fine art, and industrial design. The father of the sexy robot revolution, Sorayama’s extensive oeuvre spans over 40 years. His impeccable airbrush paintings and hyperreal illustrations rightfully made him a pioneer of the sci-fi erotica genre. His visual signature, the "Sexy Robot" series (1978), established his worldwide reputation. Hajime Sorayama’s art is exploring human sexuality, our relationship with robots, and our hyperbolized perception of beauty and desire. His robots consist of a notion of humanity and sexuality, underlined by the materiality of our contemporary world. Hajime Sorayama was also the main designer of Sony's "AIBO" robot dog in the late 1990s. Over the years, he developed his own unique style of ‘superrealism’. His ‘sexy robots’ made their way to some of the world’s most prestigious galleries and art museums worldwide, reigning a timeless legacy.
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