Masanori Yahiro - JCAT



  • Masanori Yahiro is a “head artist” from Fukuoka prefecture. After having piled up his carrier as a beautician at a salon in Harajuku, Tokyo, he started to work as a session work artist/hair stylist. He moved his activity base to London by relocating to England in 2012. Due to his own unique style, He came to be called head artist before he knew. Head art is a sole genre of art expression regarded human head (brain “universe”) is one of art, as an expression method for this unique art form, he started to use various methods such as head piece/paint/collage/etc. instead of just using a conventional form of hair styling. Furthermore, he also sometimes applies paint/collage/etc. on faces and bodies by looking at it from the perspective of “human body”. When defining his “head art”, it is the philosophy behind his design that is what’s important and not just the design for the sake of design. His multi-concept based artworks that are all rooted in the unifying theme of “nothingness” are often considered abstract and difficult to understand, since they are based on a grandeur theme with endless questions, and attempt to express thoughts and emotions that cannot be described by words. However, these concepts are also the very things that draw people into his unique world view and his inimitable presence. His artworks are lax and intoxicated but are not chained to stereotypes or preconceived ideas. They are filled with originality, beauty and spirituality. Perhaps such uniqueness can be explained by his relentless effort in pursuing the essence of “life” and “universe”. As his new activity base, he moved to France in 2015 and chose to reside in Paris. He is currently involved in various activities such as creation/exhibition/sales of head piece/picture, operation of PRIVATE SALON, along with being involved in fashion magazines/art magazines/advertisement/films/etc.


  • 八尋雅典は福岡県出身のヘッドアーティストである。東京の原宿のサロンにて美容師としてキャリアを積んだ後、セッションワーク・ヘアスタ イリストとして活動。2012年、渡英、活動の拠点をロンドンに移す。その作風から、いつしかヘッドアーティストと呼ばれるようになる。ヘッドアートとは、頭{脳(宇宙)}を一つの芸術として捉えたものであり、その表現方法 として、通常のヘアスタイリングのみならず、ヘッドピース・ペイント・コラージュ・等、 様々な手法を使う。更に、人体という捉え方から、顔や身体にもペイント・コラージュ・ 等を行うこともある。 彼の言うヘッドアートとは、単なるデザインのためのデザインではなく、そこに対する哲 学が重要なのである。「無」をテーマに様々なコンセプトに基づいて制作される彼の作品は、その壮大で答えの 無いテーマ、言葉にできない思考や感情を表現しようとするが故に、非常に抽象的で難解 ではあるが、そこには見る者を魅了する独自の世界観と唯一無二の存在感がある。既成概 念や固定観念に囚われず、退廃で毒を含んでいるが、斬新で美しく、精神性に満ち溢れて いる。また、その背景には、生命や宇宙に対する本質を追及する姿がある。2015年、渡仏。新たな活動の拠点としてパリを選ぶ。現在、ファッション誌・アート誌・広告・映像・等で活躍するほか、ヘッドピース・絵画 の制作・展示・販売、プライベートサロン、と多岐に渡る活動を行っている。


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