Yuichi Hirako Japan, b. 1982


Yuichi Hirako’s practice has encompassed paintings, sculptures, and installations on the topic of coexistence between plants, nature, and humans, and more discourses on their ambiguous relationship. The forest, which is the heart of nature’s circulation system and provides shelter to animals and plants, is regarded as a kind of sacred place in Japan. The hybrid character resembling the human shape is portrayed as a figure who leisurely spends its days living a harmonious life with other creatures in the forest. Hirako’s work reflects his connection to the perspective of Deep ecology, which views all organisms as one unified whole concept, and explores the prospect of artwork as a medium for manifesting an artist’s unique sentiments instead of simply displaying an aesthetic value.

Yuichi Hirako has participated in exhibitions of Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Ueno Royal Museum in Japan and Powerlong Museum in China. His work is represented in the collections of Powerlong Museum in China, Lisser Art Museum, AkzoNovel Art Foundation in Netherlands, Jean Pigozzi Collection in Switzerland, and Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company in Japan.


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