• "Untitled" (2016), Acrylic on illustration board, 20 x 29 inches

Sorayama Interview in Juxtapoz Magazine

November 22, 2016

Hajime Sorayama was interviewed by Juxtapoz editor Evan Pricco for the December 2016 issue of the magazine. On the new body of work, Pricco writes, "his 'superrealism' style of creating biomechatronic women in so-close-to salacious positions built not only a foundation for his actual participation in technology...but of an alternate universe that has influenced film and industrial design." When asked about blurring the lines between high art and what was once considered "outsider" (comics, pin-ups, illustration, and erotica) Sorayama replies:

Appetite and sexual desire are the pinnacles of virtue, though I know this is opposite of the Christian point of view. There’s no getting around that truth, so it’s time we all accept it. The glorification of struggle that we see in Hollywood is false, for no war can be fought for a just cause. Obviously, you could say the same thing about religion, but at the end of the day, comics are interesting. What’s a man to do? In this way, I’m not concerned about how my work is categorized; I just like to paint more than anything else. In terms of my love of painting, I think I can compete with anyone.

See link below for full article.