原神一 SHINICHI HARA
Contemporary artist, Art director
2019 to 2020: Assumed position as a Creative Director for the “Connect & Hope for World Peace” (Official Program to Support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games)
2019 ART FAIR TOKYO 2019, Sho+1 Booth
2018: Artwork was adopted as the Premium New Year’s card by Japan Post.
2015: Held the “Shinichi Hara Exhibition” at Takashimaya department stores across Japan. Artwork adopted as the main design visuals for both mid-year and year-end gifts of Takashimaya department stores nationwide.
2007: Robot Award from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Technical Innovations Award from The Robotics Society of Japan. The music robot “MIURO” became a familiar favorite of the Prime Minister of Japan, and was gifted to presidents of foreign countries.
Currently taking part in the visual branding of corporate CI.
A career of over 35 years, the total number of CDs and album records he has designed have reached approximately 100 million.
In 1985, he held his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, praised by David Hockney. After that, he continued to design music CD covers for many years while drawing pictures, and sent 100 million key visuals to Japan and Asia for 35 years. And in 2009 he decided to devote himself to his dream of life as an artist. Since then, he has expanded his activities to the world as his taste in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy and so on.
The concept is the natural energy in humans, the earth, and the universe that has continued for tens of thousands of years, and the world-wide minimum digital energy "0 and 1" that human beings recently discovered. Today, the body and soul are analog, but the world is digitized, and the balance between the individual and the world system is extremely dangerous. Also, the dynamism of Japanese beauty is in nature, and Japanese white is the color of life, the color of death, the color of his holy, and the color of hope. The theme "Eros, life and death, holy and profane, nature and culture, individual and world system" is expressed with oriental spirituality.
ART FAIR TOKYO 2019, JAPAN Sho+1 Booth
SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, JAPAN
LOGO MARK DESIGN