TITLE: Tiger Mask
MEDIUM: Recycled Skateboards / Vintage Vinyl Toy
WEB+: www.haroshi.com, @haroshi
Self taught, Haroshi has paved the way for combining fine art and subculture with his beautiful hand carved sculptures made from skateboards.
A passionate skater throughout his life, he has become prominent both in the art and skate scenes, notably creating the winning trophies for the ‘Battle of the Berrics’ skate competition each year and exhibiting his works around the world having developed an international cult following.
The intricate carvings, combined with the layered, colored ply of the skateboards, create beautiful texture and pattern.
In this piece, Haroshi has combined his iconic work with kaiju monsters, to create a unique figurine. The toys, a mixture of Japanese cartoon monsters, take the viewer back to 80s / 90s childhood. Haroshi’s additions modernize them; much like with his use of skateboards as an artistic material, he has taken something recognizable and spun it into something exciting and new.