• Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

Copyright D-CORD Limited. All right reserved.

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST / ART DIRECTOR

原神一 Shinichi Hara

■ PROFILE

多摩美術大学客員講師、東京デザイナー学院特別講師
ロボット大賞2007(経済産業省より)受賞
実用科学賞(ロボット学会より)受賞
音楽ロボット”MIURO”をデザインし、それが日本国総理御用達となり外国の大統領等要人へのギフト商品となる
25年に渡りデザインしたCD、レコードの総売上枚数が1億枚に達する

■ ART EXHIBITION
 

2010 SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, SHONANDAI MY GALLERY. TOKYO 
2010 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR KUNSTART ‘10 ITALY 
2009 ART SINGAPORE 2009 
2009 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR KUNSTART ‘09 ITALY 
2009 SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, SHONANDAI MY GALLERY. TOKYO 
1997 SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, SPIRAL GARDEN, TOKYO 
     SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, HOTEL NIKKO AT BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES
     SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, LA ARTCORE CENTER
     SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, CAST IRON GALLERY, NEW YORK
1986 APPEARED IN MAGAZINE "ART FORUM", NEW YORK
    ( GOOD REVIEW ON HIS WORK "TABI" )
1985 SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, SIX/FIVE/TWO/GALLERY, LOS ANGELES
    ( EXTOLLED AND SUPPORTED BY DAVID HOCKNEY )

 

■ MUSIC GRAPHICS
 

1985年 ミュージック・グラフィックのデザインオフィスRICE co.,ltd設立
25年に渡り日本のミュージックシーンにおいて、話題のミュージシャンのCDジャケットやグラフィックワークを
次々に手掛ける。
“浜崎あゆみ”の全作品(デビューから2009年)をはじめとして、GLAY、Kinkikids、大塚愛、BoA、EveryLittleThing、
T,M,Revolution、TheYellowMonkey、嵐、aiko、深田恭子、安室奈美恵、矢沢永吉、忌野清志郎、SAKURA、
観月ありさ、小泉今日子、SPICE GIRLS…など数多くの超大物ミュージシャンとのコラボレーションで、
その時代を代表するような注目のCDジャケットやグラフィックワークを生み出している。
2003年 tv-asah、UMI(六本木ヒルズ内)にて、20年におよぶ話題のミュージック・グラフィックを一挙公開する
原神一展を展開する。

 

■ PRODUCT DESIGN
 

ミュージック・グラフィックやアートに留まらず、2006年にはロボット開発事業を展開している株式会社ZMPの
依頼によりロボットのデザインを担当したり、又、 携帯電話(Soft Bank)のデザインを行うなど、新世紀に相応しい
アートワークを展開する。
2007年 世界初!最先端ロボット技術搭載、踊る知識的音楽ロボット自律移動ミュージックプレイヤー:MIUROを
      デザインする。(☆ロボット学会より実用化技術賞受賞、☆経済産業省よりロボット大賞2007受賞)
2006年 世界初!人型二足歩行ロボット:NUVOのデザイナー奥山清行氏(フェラーリーチーフデザイナー)との
      コラボレーションにおいてアートワークを展開する。
2006年 ニューヨーク TV MS NBCに紹介される。
2007年 TMRとのコラボレーションにおいて、携帯電話(Soft Bank)をデザインする。

 

■ LOGOMARK DESIGN
 

ロゴマークデザイナーとして、浜崎あゆみ(ポップス歌手)、ダルビッシュ有(プロ野球選手)、グレイ(ロックバンド)、
浅田真央(フィギュアスケート選手)、、、、など、時代を代表するスーパースター達のロゴマークを手掛ける。

■ PROFILE

 

BORN IN JAPAN

- Contemporary artist, art director
- Visiting lecturer at Tama Art University and special lecturer at Tokyo Designer Gakuin
- Robot Award 2007 (from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
- Practical Science Award (from the Robotics Society)
- Designed the Music Robot "MIURO" which was awarded winners of Japan's Prime Minister's award and has been given as gifts to foreign presidents.
- Have designed CDs and albums which, over a period of 25 years have achieved total sales of 100 million pieces.
- Have been touring internationally since 2009 as a contemporary artist.
- Over the last 25 years have produced CD jackets and other works of graphic design for popular musicians in the Japanese music scene.
- Have designed personal logos for such major stars as Ayumi Hamasaki (pop singer),Mao Asada (Olympic figure skater).and Yu Darvish (baseball player).
- Oversaw the design of a robot at the request of a robotics company in 2007 and worked with cell phone company Softbank on their phone designs and artwork.

■ ART EXHIBITION
 

2010 SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, SHONANDAI MY GALLERY. TOKYO 
2010 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR KUNSTART ‘10 ITALY 
2009 ART SINGAPORE 2009 
2009 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR KUNSTART ‘09 ITALY 
2009 SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, SHONANDAI MY GALLERY. TOKYO 
1997 SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, SPIRAL GARDEN, TOKYO 
     SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, HOTEL NIKKO AT BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES
     SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, LA ARTCORE CENTER
     SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, CAST IRON GALLERY, NEW YORK
1986 APPEARED IN MAGAZINE "ART FORUM", NEW YORK
    ( GOOD REVIEW ON HIS WORK "TABI" )
1985 SHINICHI HARA EXHIBITION, SIX/FIVE/TWO/GALLERY, LOS ANGELES
    ( EXTOLLED AND SUPPORTED BY DAVID HOCKNEY )

 

■ I・CON
 

Series of "Sprit Faces" is that human represented spiritual things of that time into masks(face) from the past. Native Africans, Indians etc.... they used masks for various situation such as f! or various kinds of festivals, to exorcise demons by rituals, to communicate with God. 
Then, there were representation of sprit of that time. So when I thought what kind of masks at this time, this series had started. 
The icons which appear in this series gathered borderless from the whole world’s newspapers,illustrated books, magazines, internet ( science, religion, history, public, medical science, fashion, sports, music.... ). Human made symbols for communicate from the past. And then, I think it condenses sprit and energy of that age. 
I’ve been collecting floating symbols all over the world like picking up garbages. Symbols in the works are changeable and facial expression will change depending on symbols. 
Works are kept into CD-ROM and it is changed to digital to print it out any size from any where.

 

■ SUPER COMMUNICATION
 

Series of "Super Communitation" are "Me and You", "Human and Nature", "Race and Race", "Love and Love", "Country and Country", "Religion and Religion", "East and West", "Human and Earth", "Human and Universe", "Human and God", etc.... 
themes are on super communication. Not only Human, Nation but the Earth as a whole... each can’t exist by itself and when it connects to something, it will recognize its existence.
Especially, at present times when human is separated from historical time and family love so I think that it is important time to have various communication.
I am greatly interested in images on "wall", "something that goes over borders", "river", "sea", "wind", "internet", "electric wave", "feeling"  etc....   Especially in this series, I took care of the things that was created by unconscious energies  from my fingers.  Also,  this series’ themes were uninfluenced by everlasting relation such as time, place, age.

 

■ MUSIC GRAPHICS
 

Shinichi Hara has established RICE co.,ltd, a design office of music graphic arts, in 1985. He has consecutively done the CD jackets and the graphic works of the hottest musicians in Japanese music scene for last twenty years.
By collaborating with all of Ayumi Hamazaki’s works and other big-name musicians including GLAY, Eikichi Yazawa, he has created epoch-making CD jackets and graphic works representing the each time.
Shinichi Hara held the SHINICHI HARA Exhibition presenting his remarkable music graphics during these 25 years together at TV-Asahi umu in Roppongi Hills.

 

■ ROBOT DESIGN
 

Not confined to the music graphics and art, he created a new art work for a new era merging robot and art, in collaboration with ZMP INC., the robot company which had released the first home-use humanoid robot in the world in April 2005.

2007 First in the World !  The advanced robot technology deployment
    An autonomy movement music player : design by MIURO,  Practical use of technology 
    prize winner From The Robotics Society of Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry : Robot grand prix 2007 winner

2006 First in the World ! Human type bipedal robot : designer of NUVO
    The artworks developed to collaborate with Kiyoyuki Okuyama(Chief designer of Ferrari)