Hajime Sorayama’s Neo Japonism And Obsession Exhibit
At TOKYO CULTuART, on the 3rd floor of the BEAMS shop in Harajuku, Hajime Sorayama had a small show of paintings. The gallery set aside a private room in the middle of room, where they hung the paintings. These paintings were much less robot inspired than his other work, and instead focused entirely on sexuality. The 10 or so large paintings were his own work, in his very detailed style, painted over shunga-styled backgrounds. Sadly, due to the adult nature of the paintings, they enforced a strict No Photography policy. The art space is interesting, and thanks to BEAMS and M1号 regular releases together, there were a number of toys lining the walls.