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Preview: ComplexCon 2018
XLARGE® is back in ComplexCon!
We'll introduce the collab collection with Hajime Sorayama, a Japanese legendary artist known for his “super-realism,” precisely depicting the beauty of the human body crossed with machines.
At ComplexCon 2018, you will have a exclusive chance to buy those in SORAYAMA collection prior to publicly launching them on our site*. Works include an apparel collection using both Sorayama’s representative “Sexy Robot” and “Robot Dog” series, his newest Dobermann motif images. Others include the artist-supervised “Robot Gorilla” bust figure, and a triple collaboration with MEDICOM TOY for BE@RBRICK 100% & 400% and 1000%.
On Sat 11/3, the artist is scheduled to be at the XLARGE® booth (#A-12), signing purchased ‘XLARGE® x Hajime Sorayama for ComplexCon’ collaboration items.
Hope we can see you all there!
1. DATES: Sat 11/3 - Sun 11/4 (door opens at 10am for VIP ticket and 11am for all other ticket holders)
2. PLACES: Long Beach Convention Center 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 / Booth A12
3. ADMISSION: Anybody over six-years-old and up need a special wrist band and virtual ticket info will be on it. Unlike last year, there won't be a physical ticket. Please carefully review this FAQ page
4. SNEAK PEEK:
5. ARTIST PROFILE - HAJIME SORAYAMA:
Born in Ehime Prefecture 1947. Graduated Central Art School Tokyo 1969.
After working at an ad agency, becomes freelance in 1972. Famous for his “super-realism”, precisely depicting the beauty of the human body crossed with machines, he has now become a legendary artist.
The “Sexy Robot” series (1978), which has spread his name world-wide, expresses the beauty of the female body crossed with a robot, influencing his later robotic works. In 1999, Sorayama designs SONY’s AIBO and receives the Good Design Award (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and Japan Media Art Festival Grand Prix Award (Agency for Cultural Affairs). In 2001, the original AIBO was stored at the Smithsonian Institution & MOMA’s permanent collection, and Sorayama was awarded the Asahi Newspaper Invention Award. The artist is also known for designing the album cover for the world-famous rock band, Aerosmith’s ‘Just Push Play’ (2001).
His recent exhibitions include ‘Unorthodox’, The Jewish Museum (New York, USA) in 2015, and a private exhibition ‘An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine’ NANZUKA (Tokyo), and ‘The Universe and Art Exhibit’ Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) in 2016, and many more.
* All sales at ComplexCon are FINAL, no return no exchange.