Haroshi (b. 1978, Tokyo, Japan) is an artist who, since 2003, has engaged in creating sculpture and installation works through a unique and self-taught method of utilizing parts from old skateboard decks. He continues to receive much acclaim and recognition as one of the few artists to embody the depths of contemporary street culture through various activities including his collaboration with the street brand HUF led by the late Keith Hufnagel, as well as his receipt of the BATB trophy. In his solo exhibition held at the NOVA section of Art Basel Miami Beach in 2018, and in Tokyo Pop Underground, which travelled to the galleries of Jeffrey Deitch in New York and Los Angeles from 2019 to 2020, Haroshi presented Mosh Pit, a five-square meter large-scale installation that became a symbolic masterpiece of the exhibition and attracted a great deal of attention.
© Haroshi. Courtesy of NANZUKA.