Born in Tokyo, Japan, Haroshi has quickly become a globally renowned artist, best known for his art pieces made from recycled skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels: where each element, either cut out in communication tool with both himself, and the outside world.
Haroshi’s most important style is his three-dimensional wooden mosaic pieces. In order to make a sculpture out of a thin skateboard deck, one must stack many layers, but skate decks are already processed products. Moreover, skateboards have varying structures according to the factory, brand, and signature models. With his experience and in-depth knowledge of skateboards, Haroshi is able to differentiate from thousands of used deck stocks, which deck fits with which when stacked together. After the decks are chosen and stacked, they are cut, shaven, and polished with his favourite tools.