ART ANTHOLOGY V: MADRID EDITION - Artworks - Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹

Three pieces of my artwork have been featured in ART ANTHOLOGY V: MADRID EDITION, an art yearbook published by Guto Ajayu Culture, based in Madrid, Spain. The yearbook will be donated to the National Museum and National Library of Spain and other institutions. I am deeply grateful to them for this humbling opportunity.

スペインのマドリードに拠点を置く Guto Ajayu Cultureさんが出版される美術年鑑、ART ANTHOLOGY V: MADRID EDITIONに 3点のアート作品を掲載いただきました。スペイン国立美術館や国立図書館などに寄贈させていただきます。大変名誉な機会をいただき、心より感謝申し上げます。
ART ANTHOLOGY V: MADRID EDITION - Pages - Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Masaki Hirokawa
Graphic Artist

Born in Toyama, Japan in 1981. Started web design and programming self-study in 1997 at the age of 16. Went to Tokyo to work as a web designer/DTP operator in 1999. Got involved in the development of mission-critical systems as a system engineer/programmer in 2002 at the age of 21.

Switched to working as a freelancer, working on web design, programming, graphic design and producing interactive movies in 2005. Won the Grand Prize for the MTV SO-ZO Competition "Web Screensaver Category" in 2006. Authored multiple reference books while submitting works to graphic design magazines in 2008.

Got involved in the development of multiple video games as a technical artist in 2011. Went independent to start a smartphone app business in 2013. Developed an app that was eventually downloaded more than 20 million times and is still being used by more than 3 million users worldwide.

Returned to creating graphic design, participating in exhibitions in Italy, Spain, the UK, Greece and more in 2019. Was awarded the "ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021" by ITSLIQUID Group in 2022. Continue to create graphic design while managing smartphone apps.
Archetypus / 元型 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Archetypus / 元型
Jul 2020 / 175 x 140 cm (Height x Width)

The work replicates a woman wearing a bird mask to convey the theme, "repetition and a return to archetypes," capturing the essence of humans living in society. Humans form orderly societies, as controlling chaos using law and order is a prerequisite for human civilization. The work depicts how the coexistence of chaos and order creates repetitions like those found in opposing mirrors. The mask represents a sociable personality and shows how human coexistence results in endless repetitions like those found in opposing mirrors.

この作品では「原型への回帰と反復」というテーマに沿って、鳥の仮面を被った女性を繰り返し複製しています。これは人間の持つ熾烈な願望を表現しています。狂気を支える論理がアート作品または人類の文明には必要不可欠であり、作家にとって論理は感覚を抑える手段に過ぎないため、両者の共存が合わせ鏡のような反復を生むことになります。そこには終焉がなく、ただ入れ子構造になった世界がループしているのみです。人類の歴史や文化、戦争、紛争、そして宇宙もこのようにして構築されて来たのではないでしょうか。
Reclining Buddha / 涅槃像 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Reclining Buddha / 涅槃像
Oct 2020 / 100 x 80 cm (Height x Width)

The place where I was born would have been so beautiful that it would have looked like the sea of creation. Where I am going, where I am coming back. I can't hear that song anymore, and I can't even remember that nostalgic voice. One day I will deliver this soul to nirvana. With the midnight smoke rising high in the sky.

私の生まれたところは、きっと創造の海と見紛うほど美しかっただろう。私の往くところは、還るところは。もうあの唄も聞こえず、懐かしいあの声すら思い出せない。いつかこの魂を涅槃へ届ける。空高く立ち昇る夜半の煙とともに。
Uriel / 静謐な世界 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Uriel / 静謐な世界
May 2020 / 106 x 73 cm (Height x Width)

This work was created as a prayer for a world of tranquility to come to people. The world is about to be reborn, changing its shape drastically, and in this violent swell, various cultures, commerce, distribution, and many irreplaceable lives have been lost. What we can feel from this work is sorrow, prayer, compassion, and hope.

この作品は静謐な世界が人々の元に訪れるよう祈念して制作されました。世界は大きく形を変えながら生まれ変わろうとし、その激しいうねりの中で様々な文化、商業、流通、そしてかけがえのない数多の命が失われました。この作品から感じ取れるのは、哀しみと祈り、慈しみの心、そして希望です。
ART ANTHOLOGY V: MADRID EDITION
Art Anthology V: Madrid Edition” is a compendium of contemporary art, which presents artist from all around the world, showing a broad and relevant context of world art. An important book for any lover or professional in the world of culture. Prologue by Eduardo Jaúdenes de Salazar Curated by Guto Ajayu Culture Posted by Vision Libros and Guto Ajayu Culture Listed in the National Library of Spain.
Guto Ajayu Culture
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book@gutoajayuculture.com
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