Speedy CryptoArt Gallery, a crypto art (NFT) gallery operated by Speedy Corporation, will present the first crypto art work (NFT) by contemporary artist Hara Shinichi, who created the key visuals for all of Ayumi Hamasaki’s albums and sold a total of 100 million copies. Marketplace (Onpensea).
Art is the human embodiment of the natural energy within the earth and the universe that has existed for tens of thousands of years. In the 21st century, humans have succeeded in converting that analog energy into a systematic energy that is common throughout the world. That is the digital world.
Digital is made of zeros and ones.
The Japanese are particularly fond of white (0) and black (1) as their sense of the world. The Japanese black and white monochrome is the color of life, death, holiness, and hope. I utilize this black and white to express “the world system and the individual system” in an oriental spirituality.”
Shinichi Hara is a leading contemporary artist in Asia with a 35-year track record.
In 1985, he held his first solo exhibition “SIX/ FIVE/ TWO/ GALLERY” in Los Angeles, admired by David Hockney.
Since then, he has created icons and all key visuals for “Ayumi Hamasaki,” and together with other musicians, has created over 100 million key visuals. This is the first time that Hara has taken on the challenge of creating crypto-art (NFT).
Concept of the work
Series name : SUPER MASK Series
Since ancient times, humans have created icons in their masks to create new forms of communication. Icons mimicked the spirituality of their times.
In the early Muromachi period (14th century), there were about 60 types of Noh masks (masks) in Japan. Each mask expressed the roles of men and women and the history of their way of life. Now, in the 21st century, please enjoy what kind of mask icons represent the times.
Artist Shinichi Hara’s First Cryptic Art (NFT) Released