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Ouchi Gallery

Jul 2012

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Posted on:
August 23, 2015
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Masanori Yahiro is a “head artist” from Fukuoka prefecture.

After having piled up his carrier as a beautician at a salon in Harajuku, Tokyo, he started to work as a session work artist/hair stylist.

He moved his activity base to London by relocating to England in 2012.

Due to his own unique style, He came to be called head artist before he knew.

Head art is a sole genre of art expression regarded human head (brain “universe”) is one of art, as an expression method for this unique art form, he started to use various methods such as head piece/paint/collage/etc. instead of just using a conventional form of hair styling. Furthermore, he also sometimes applies paint/collage/etc. on faces and bodies by looking at it from the perspective of “human body”.

When defining his “head art”, it is the philosophy behind his design that is what’s important and not just the design for the sake of design.

His multi-concept based artworks that are all rooted in the unifying theme of “nothingness” are often considered abstract and difficult to understand, since they are based on a grandeur theme with endless questions, and attempt to express thoughts and emotions that cannot be described by words. However, these concepts are also the very things that draw people into his unique world view and his inimitable presence. His artworks are lax and intoxicated but are not chained to stereotypes or preconceived ideas. They are filled with originality, beauty and spirituality. Perhaps such uniqueness can be explained by his relentless effort in pursuing the essence of “life” and “universe”. As his new activity base, he moved to France in 2015 and chose to reside in Paris.

He is currently involved in various activities such as creation/exhibition/sales of head piece/picture, operation of PRIVATE SALON, along with being involved in fashion magazines/art magazines/advertisement/films/etc.

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