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by Hajime Sorayama



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Created for and exhibited at Hajime Sorayama's second solo exhibition with Almine Rech in Paris, from June 9 to July 29, 2023.

​In the word creature, there is create. Hajime Sorayama creates creatures, like a mischievous Pygmalion, chiseling muscles that shimmer under the skin, shaping pearlescent lips and necks, from which he extracts, with a touch of sensuality, his steel Galateas. For Hajime Sorayama's recent paintings take on a narrative dimension, taking inspiration from a collective memory haunted by androids and pin-ups, carnal and chrome-like sylphs. Once again, we see the obsessive theme of the female body, depicted like a leitmotiv that lends the work its cohesion through continuity.

​Born in 1947 in Japan, an independent illustrator from 1972, the artist soon elaborated a singular style, with cyber-erotic tones, which brought him worldwide fame in the 1980s. "I draw metals to depict a woman's softness [1]." This is what his painting voluptuously manipulates, this discordance between steel and skin, the sharp and the smooth, tekhne and erotica, calling on the viewer's culture and memory to bear witness as if against the grain. Hence, Marilyn with her flying skirt is a hackneyed image, but here, this retro-futuristic glamor, outside of post-humanist aesthetics, invites us to a parasensory gentleness, from an unknown time and place.

Finition Signed and numbered on the front
Quantity Edition of 10
Technique Giclee print on paper
Dimensions 85 x 60 x 1 cm 33 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 1/2 in
Publication Date 2023


Hajime Sorayama

Japanese born, Hajime Sorayama graduated in 1969 from Chubi Central Art School in Tokyo. Sorayama’s extensive oeuvre that centers upon an on-going pursuit for beauty regarding the human body and the machine has continued to receive high international acclaim, and his signature body of work entitled, the “Sexy Robot” series (1978-) had served to established his world-wide reputation.

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