HAROSHI // HHH GALLERY // TOKYO
Haroshi is a japanese artist who makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards.
Famous around the skateboarding world for his creations born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present. He knows thoroughly all the parts of the skateboard deck, such as the shape, concave, truck, and wheels. He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards. It’s only natural that he began to make art pieces (i.e. recycling) by using skateboards. To Haroshi, his art pieces are equal to his skateboards, and that means they are his life itself. They’re his communication tool with both himself, and the outside world.
HHH gallery is a weekends-only + artist-owned and run gallery in Tokyo, launched in mid March, 2015, showing highly-selected artworks and artists, and introducing cultures from around the world on four to six weekly basis. The gallery is founded by two Japanese artists, haroshi (haroshi.com) and usugrow (usugrow.com), and other members who are deeply engaged in various creative activities, such as book-making, event planning, music-making and filmmaking.
HHH gallery (エイチ・ギャラリー) は2015年3月21日、葛飾区の堀切菖蒲園駅から徒歩5分の小さなスペースにオープンしました。第一線で活躍するアーティスト2人と、音楽、映像、写真など多様な分野で国内外のアートシーンに関わる運営チームによって、世界中からセレクトした美術作家やカルチャーを4～6週間の展示形式で紹介していくアーティストランのギャラリーです。
TRANSLATED by FABIEN NABHAN
DIRECTOR : John Carriere