Der japanische Künstler Sorayama gilt weltweit als Phänomen und enfant terrible. Endlich erscheint eine Neuauflage seiner Masterworks in kompakter Ausgabe. Das voluminöse Werk bietet ca. 1000 Illustrationen, darunter viele neue. Das alles in high-density Druckqualität und zu einem sehr günstigen Preis.
"Sorayama ist begnadet mit außergewöhnlichem Talent, wundervoller Einbildungskraft und makelloser Geschicklichkeit." Bob Guccione (Penthouse)
Hajime Sorayama was born in 1947 in Imabari, Ehime prefecture, Japan. He received his basic education at Imabari Kita High School. In 1965 he was admitted to the Shikoku Gakuin University, where he began to study Greek and English literature In 1967, after the publication of his first work, Pink Journal, he transferred to Tokyo's Chuo Art School where he began to study art. Sorayama graduated in 1968 at the age of 21, and gained an appointment in an advertising agency. He became a freelance illustrator in 1972. In 1978 he drew his first robot and that started his career as a unique artist lauded by his peers fans and collectors . In retrospect, Sorayama's work has been remarkably prescient. Beginning in the 1970's and evolving into the 21st century, the futuristic aura of the robotic, mythic and fantastical figures in his art have always been ahead of their time in many cases predictive of future reality. He resides in Tokyo.