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Hiroaki Onuma

Japan Born in: 1988

Hiroaki Onuma was born in 1988 in the Japanese prefecture of Tochigi, an industrial basin with an exceptional natural heritage. At the age of 18, he left his province for the capital. In Tokyo, fashion marketing studies lead him on a creative path. Hiroaki's adventurous character sets him apart from those around him. Eager to get out of Japan to explore the world, he tries the entry examination for the prestigious Central Saint Martins school in London. He was accepted in 2009 and left to follow a course which took him from fashion to the fine arts.

Since then, Hiroaki Onuma has exulted all his pop energy in monumental compositions featuring his iconic creatures. Hiroaki Onuma's aesthetic daring is expressed through acid tones and iconography from hip-hop, unscrupulously shocking artistic good taste. 

This radical painting has its origins in the movements of Western Pop Art and underground Japanese manga. To describe his work, the artist defines himself as an heir to Funk Art, a figurative and humorous pictorial movement assuming the second degree and the trash aesthetic, represented by Peter Saul, the spiritual father of Hiroaki Onuma.

The monsters that appear on the paintings of Onuma are mutants escaped from Japanese folklore. The multi-headed dragons reinterprets the mythical Yamata-no-Orochi (ヤ マ タ ノ オ ロ チ, 八 岐 の 大蛇). An Amabie (ア マ ビ エ), a prophetic creature announcing abundance or plagues, appears on a canvas created during the pandemic. Fish, protectors in the Japanese tradition, are also projected in this comic book universe.

Hiroaki Onuma coagulates all these influences to form a fusion-painting , analogous to fusion-food : a crossbreeding with intentionally mainstream accents.

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Hiroaki Onuma, Untitled, Fine Art Drawings

Hiroaki Onuma

Untitled, 2020
16.1 x 11.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$341

Hiroaki Onuma, Blue Croc, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Blue Croc, 2020
15.4 x 11.4 inch
Painting

$316

Hiroaki Onuma, How Are You?, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

How Are You?, 2019
55.1 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,644

Hiroaki Onuma, Untitled, Fine Art Drawings

Hiroaki Onuma

Untitled, 2020
19.3 x 15.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$341

Hiroaki Onuma, Princess Sheeta, Fine Art Drawings

Hiroaki Onuma

Princess Sheeta, 2020
19.5 x 15.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$379

Hiroaki Onuma, Sick Pikachu, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Sick Pikachu, 2020
15.4 x 11.4 inch
Painting

$316

Hiroaki Onuma, Untitled (Pink Monster), Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Untitled (Pink Monster), 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$632

Hiroaki Onuma, Untitled (Blue Elephant), Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Untitled (Blue Elephant), 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$632

Hiroaki Onuma, Untitled, Fine Art Drawings

Hiroaki Onuma

Untitled, 2020
16.1 x 11.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$341

Hiroaki Onuma, Moon, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Moon, 2020
15.6 x 11.6 inch
Painting

$379

Hiroaki Onuma, Untitled, Fine Art Drawings

Hiroaki Onuma

Untitled, 2020
16.1 x 11.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$341

Hiroaki Onuma, Yellow World, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Yellow World, 2020
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,644

Hiroaki Onuma, Animals In Orange, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Animals In Orange, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$2,656

Hiroaki Onuma, Surprised Monsters, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Surprised Monsters, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$759

Hiroaki Onuma, Kamehameha Dragon, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Kamehameha Dragon, 2020
66.9 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$2,656

Hiroaki Onuma, Inflatable Triceratops, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Inflatable Triceratops, 2020
35.4 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,138

Hiroaki Onuma, Three Birds With Frame, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Three Birds With Frame, 2020
59.1 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$2,150

Hiroaki Onuma, Seven Heads Dragon, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Seven Heads Dragon, 2020
66.9 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$2,656

Hiroaki Onuma, Let's Go To New World, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Let's Go To New World, 2020
35.4 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,138

Hiroaki Onuma, We Are Always Together, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

We Are Always Together, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$2,403

Hiroaki Onuma, Two Dogs And Rabbit, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Two Dogs And Rabbit, 2017
66.9 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$2,656

Hiroaki Onuma, Pray For The Gods, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Pray For The Gods, 2020
66.9 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$2,656

Hiroaki Onuma, Blue World, Painting

Hiroaki Onuma

Blue World, 2020
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Painting

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