The Japanese artist and futurist Hajime Sorayama has been a cult figure since the early 70s, and is considered a pioneer of the realistic expression thorough his use of the airbrush technique.
Since 1972 he has established his position as a legendary artist armed with his astounding sense of realistic expressional techniques. 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. Such depictions that integrate the aesthetic beauty of the female body into the context of the robot had come to present a significant influence on the subsequent formulation of robotic imagery.
Over the course of his prolific artistic career, he has collaborated with numerous brands, musicians and publications. The influences of Sorayama’s works extend far beyond the boundaries of Japan’s commercial art scene, presenting an impact on a diverse array of media from Hollywood films, the world’s street art and to the realm of fine art.