Yuichi Hirako


Painter, sculptor, and sound performance artist Yuichi Hirako was born in 1982 in Okayama, Japan. He graduated in 2005 from Wimbledon College of Art in London and presently lives and works in Tokyo.

Hirako paints brilliant and fantastical scenes in deep and wild forests where plant-like humans intermingle with elements natural and man-made.

The artist is interested in the different meanings given to nature depending on religious and cultural backgrounds. In Japanese tradition, the forest is regarded as mystical and sacred, while in Western folklore, the forest is often portrayed as wild and barbaric. As all societies move towards greater dominance over nature, Hirako examines the desire for humans to coexist with the natural world.

Hirako has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout Europe and Japan including Christoffer Egelund Gallery (Denmark), Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan), Museum of Kyoto (Japan). Awards include the 2013 Vision of Contemporary Art, the 2011 D Art Biennale and The 10th Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2010.

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Memories Of My Garden, My House#3, 2012, 39.37" x 35.4", acrylic on canvas
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Lost In Thought 18, 2016, 72" x 120", acrylic on canvas
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Lost In Thought 9, 2014, 64" x 74", acrylic on canvas
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Day By Day, 2016, 60" x 90", acrylic on canvas
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Memories Of My Garden, It Reminds Me Of Your Name, 2012, 39.37" x 35.4", acrylic on canvas
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Boy 94, 18" x 17' x 11", mixed media
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Boy 93, 29" x 9.5" x 7", mixed media
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Boy 88, 16" x 6" x 3.5", mixed media
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Boy 77, 18" x 8.75" x 4.75", mixed media
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Lost In Thought 10, 2015, 48" x 36", acrylic on canvas
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Lost In Thought 12, 2015, 48" x 36", acrylic on canvas
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Green Master 38, 36" x 48", acrylic on canvas
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Phenomenon 8, 2015, 51" x 64", acrylic on canvas
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Lost In Thought 13, 2015, 46" x 46", acrylic on canvas
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A Leader 2, 2013, 20.87'' x 17.91'', acrylic on canvas
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Full Bloom 3, 2015, 20.87'' x 17.91'', acrylic on canvas
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Collections 1, 2012, 23.86" x 28.62", acrylic on canvas
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Peaceful Sleep, 2010, 20.87'' x 17.91'', acrylic on canvas
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Waiting for the Noise 2, 2013, 25.67'' x 20.87'' , acrylic on canvas
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Free Captivity, 2012, 17.91" x 20.87", acrylic on canvas
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Walk Tall, 28.62" x 23.86", acrylic on canvas
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Woman 2, 2012, 28.62" x 23.86", acrylic on canvas
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Colored Plant 4, 2012, 17.91" x 20.87", acrylic on canvas
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Colored Plant 5, 17.91" x 20.87", acrylic on canvas
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Hang Around, 2013, 17.91" x 20.87", Acrylic on Canvas
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Resin 4, 2013, 11.7" x 8.3", crayon on paper
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Resin 5, 2013, 11.7" x 8.3", crayon on paper
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Woodland 10, 2013, 11.7" x 8.3", watercolor on paper
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Woodland 9, 2013, 11.7" x 8.3", watercolor on paper