SORAYAMA CLASSIC ROBOT SURF by APPortfolio x Hajime Sorayama for July 7th Online Launch


APPortfolio will be releasing their Hajime Sorayama Limited Edition of “Sorayama Classic Robot SURF” this July 7th (New York Time 10pm / Hong Kong Time 10am on 7/7) online via apportfolio.shoplineapp.com.

Sculpture size: 48 x 50 x 52cm (Packaging size: 62 x 62 x 59cm) with this mix material + Alloy made 35kg sculpture priced at US$1,700.00, in a limited edition of 500 units.

"This sculpture is based on Sorayama’s early robot painting in 1984. This sculpture is representing Sorayama’s deep knowledge about the function and aesthetic of the robot."
This amazing 3-dimensional manifestation of a by-now "classic" imagery is released in tandem with his "Sorayama Explosion" solo show held at the NANZUKA Gallery (with a Opening Ceremony scheduled on Saturday, July 7 18:00-20:00).

About the Exhibition: "The artist displayed for the third time in the gallery.This exhibition will showcase Sorayama's new human sculpture and new artworks Including the "Metropolis" tribute made by Fritz Lang in 1972. This art piece is one of the goddess of the Sorayama sexy robot series."
About Hajime Sorayama: "Hajime Sorayama graduated from Chubi Central Art School in 1969, and had initially spent some time working with an advertising company. Since becoming freelance in 1972, he has established his position as a legendary artist both within Japan and abroad, armed with his astounding sense of realistic expressional techniques. Sorayama's extensive oeuvre that centers upon an on-going pursuit for beauty regarding the human body and the machine has continued to receive high international acclaim, and his signature body of work entitled, the "Sexy Robot" series (1978-) had served to established his world-wide reputation.

In 1999, he won the Good Design Award (Ministry of Trade and Industry) and the Media Arts Festival Grand Prize (Agency of Cultural Affairs) for his work with Sony on the concept design for their entertainment robot 'AIBO.'


Through their precise forms, the robots that Sorayama depicts embody the human impulse of pursuing beauty. At the same time, by their own nature, they encompass various important themes of contemporary society such as boundaries of race, eternal life, and the fusion of technology and beauty. As a result of the sophistication of AI and the development of mechanical engineering, the coexistence of robots and human beings has become a real topic at the present time."

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