Art Of Life - DeBackker

Hiroshi Harada

  • Hiroshi Harada is a Japanese artist who left his native land more than 40 years ago and moved to Paris in order to look there for a new artistic language and form as a painter.

    Although the rectangle does not exist in nature, his ultimate aim has always been to represent all aspects of his inner life using this format, which is why his paintings cannot be reduced to pure abstraction.

    For a long time Harada worked in monochrome until a certain day when his black-and-white world exploded into colour. Sparkling yellow is typical of many of his works. This lively colour palette confirms that Harada has in essence always been searching for a way to express inner joy, spirituality as well as joie de vivre. Hiroshi Harada’s work cannot be categorised under one heading. He is modern not only in the way he paints, but also in the way he touches and overwhelms us with exuberant colour combinations from his inner repertoire, with lines and areas that intersect or are fractionally misaligned. Each of his works invites us to contemplation. He remains true to his Oriental roots in everything he does and his vision that ‘beauty is to be found in imperfection’.

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  • EVERY SUMMER WHEN I START MAKING THINGS, IT’S INCREDIBLY ENJOYABLE. WHAT AM I SEEKING WHILE CREATING ART?
    AS FAR AS MY TECHNIQUE’S CONCERNED, I WORK WITH OIL PAINT. THE DRAWING IS THE PRIMARY THING. I START BY DOING A DESIGN ON PAPER. THEN I DRAW THE LINES ON THE CANVAS AND IT BECOMES A KIND OF PALETTE, AND I WORK DIRECTLY ON THIS. I USE A VERY LIMITED COLOUR PALETTE. MY WORK IS OFTEN MONOCHROME – YELLOW FOR LIGHT, BLACK FOR THE FRAMEWORK OR THE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS. WHEN I MIX PAINTS, I DO IT ON THE CANVAS ITSELF. I PUT SOME PETROL AND A LITTLE LINSEED OIL IN A BIG BOWL AND I WORK LIKE A COOK! A GOOD COOK!

    Hiroshi Harada

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