December 5, 2022

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HAROSHI FREE HYDRANT CO Looks at the Fire Hydrant as Skateboarders Canvas

https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/sculpture/haroshi-free-hydrant-co-looks-at-the-fire-hydrant-as-skateboarders-canvas/
HAROSHI FREE HYDRANT CO Looks at the Fire Hydrant as Skateboarders Canvas

Among the many artists working in contemporary art who have found freedom of expression and creativity through skateboarding, Tokyo-based artist and sculptor Haroshi has emerged in recent years as one of the most conceptually unique voices. Famous for recycled skateboard sculptures, he repurposes decks as unique wood works or even, as recently evidenced in his masterwork shown at Deitch, into a massive “canvas” of old, used and worn wooden decks. His love of skateboarding propels his art life, and his newest exhibition at NANZUKA 2G in Tokyo is an intimate, cultural ode to skateboarding as a statement of physical prowess, as well as a keen process of urban observation.

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