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Akio Harada was born in 1974 in Japan. From his childhood, he was captivated by the magic of painting. To pursue this passion, he studied oil painting at a Fine Arts university.

At the beginning of his career, he focused on using oil paint, but he found this technique too slow due to the drying time required. This led him to explore other means of expression, and he began a period of searching for his style.
He eventually turned to using acrylic paint, which allowed him to express his ideas more quickly with the help of a hand dryer.

Initially, he tended to create large-format works that did not easily lend themselves to the everyday environment, paintings that could be perceived as violent and selfish, such as “Dog Without a Face".

However, the birth of his child was a turning point in his career. He began painting by observing his child's reactions, which led him to adopt a style that was more outward-facing.

His works are characterized by sharp silhouettes, almost as if cut with scissors, achieved through the use of masking tape. This technique captures a powerful energy in his brushstrokes. Thanks to the layering of multiple layers, his paintings exude a mysterious atmosphere, creating a space that seems both flat and deep.
He uses a varied color palette but with restrained tones, which makes his works harmonize seamlessly within living spaces, as if they were an integral part of them. By employing animal shapes, he is able to depict human emotions while navigating between reality and imagination.

This gives his works a poetic character, rich in original ideas that evoke smiles and bring serenity to those who behold them.

Currently, he focuses primarily on the publication of his artworks, while creating various adaptations such as murals, animations, picture books, and packaging, which are often sought after by administrations, companies, and stores.


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Painting, Wink Wink, Akio Harada

Wink Wink

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

£1,056

Painting, Climb a Dream, Akio Harada

Climb a Dream

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

£1,408

Painting, See the sound, Akio Harada

See the sound

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

£1,056

Painting, Unforgettable Night, Akio Harada

Unforgettable Night

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

£1,056

Painting, Slimming festival, Akio Harada

Slimming festival

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

£1,056

Painting, Shhhhhhhh, Akio Harada

Shhhhhhhh

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

£1,056

Painting, Smell of beard, Akio Harada

Smell of beard

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

£1,408

Painting, Guri and Guri, Akio Harada

Guri and Guri

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

£1,408

Painting, Curl and straight, Akio Harada

Curl and straight

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

£1,408

Painting, Brother and sister, Akio Harada

Brother and sister

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

£1,408

Painting, Climbing Tears, Akio Harada

Climbing Tears

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

£1,408

Painting, I will not cry anymore, Akio Harada

I will not cry anymore

Akio Harada

Painting - 40 x 40 x 5.1 cm Painting - 15.75 x 15.75 x 2 inch

£1,408

Painting, 2A between the fat, Akio Harada

2A between the fat

Akio Harada

Painting - 73.7 x 61 x 5.1 cm Painting - 29 x 24 x 2 inch

£3,300

Painting, Hole-in-one at night, Akio Harada

Hole-in-one at night

Akio Harada

Painting - 73.7 x 61 x 5.1 cm Painting - 29 x 24 x 2 inch

£3,300

Painting, Kiss and autumn leaves, Akio Harada

Kiss and autumn leaves

Akio Harada

Painting - 53.3 x 53.3 x 5.1 cm Painting - 21 x 21 x 2 inch

£2,112

Painting, Creating a role, Akio Harada

Creating a role

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Lala la Longing, Akio Harada

Lala la Longing

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Matcha Otaku, Akio Harada

Matcha Otaku

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Forest of Faces, Akio Harada

Forest of Faces

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Stars scatter, Akio Harada

Stars scatter

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, 17 year old and determined, Akio Harada

17 year old and determined

Akio Harada

Painting - 40 x 40 x 5.1 cm Painting - 15.75 x 15.75 x 2 inch

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Painting, Entrance to another story, Akio Harada

Entrance to another story

Akio Harada

Painting - 40 x 40 x 5.1 cm Painting - 15.75 x 15.75 x 2 inch

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Painting, Embraced by caffeine, Akio Harada

Embraced by caffeine

Akio Harada

Painting - 40 x 40 x 5.1 cm Painting - 15.75 x 15.75 x 2 inch

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Painting, Vertical & Vertical & Horizontal, Akio Harada

Vertical & Vertical & Horizontal

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Orange Reading Glasses, Akio Harada

Orange Reading Glasses

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, The real world, Akio Harada

The real world

Akio Harada

Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Painting - 16 x 16 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Unrequited love, Akio Harada

Unrequited love

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Patsumpatsun, Akio Harada

Patsumpatsun

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, October topknot flower, Akio Harada

October topknot flower

Akio Harada

Painting - 53.3 x 53.3 x 5.1 cm Painting - 21 x 21 x 2 inch

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Painting, Parent's World Child's World, Akio Harada

Parent's World Child's World

Akio Harada

Painting - 53.3 x 73.7 x 3.8 cm Painting - 21 x 29 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, The Two Kings, Akio Harada

The Two Kings

Akio Harada

Painting - 53.3 x 53.3 x 3.8 cm Painting - 21 x 21 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Fluff Thief, Akio Harada

Fluff Thief

Akio Harada

Painting - 53.3 x 53.3 x 3.8 cm Painting - 21 x 21 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Humidity sentimental, Akio Harada

Humidity sentimental

Akio Harada

Painting - 53.3 x 53.3 x 3.8 cm Painting - 21 x 21 x 1.5 inch

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Painting, Star switch, Akio Harada

Star switch

Akio Harada

Painting - 53.3 x 53.3 x 3.8 cm Painting - 21 x 21 x 1.5 inch

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The artistic movements of the artists are: Naïve Artists
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The year of birth of the artist is: 1974