Hiroomi Ito

1970, Japan

Hiroomi Ito (Tokyo, 1970), is a Japanese artist based in Barcelona. 
Due to his compositions, technique and characteristics, when observing Hiroomi Ito’s work, the first impression is of being in front of a Nihonga creation (日本画) or a Japanese classical painting. However, a more in-depth study of the pictorial discourse, together with the artist’s life trajectory on Catalan soil, shows us that there really is a latent identity debate, with much analysis of his country of origin.

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Hiroomi Ito

Udon: Antes De 2020

2020
46 x 33 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Sushi En Los Pies

2019
30 x 30 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

No Puedo Creerle A Nadie 1

2020
40 x 40 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Soba

2019
20 x 40 cm
2021
30 x 30 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Sopa De Miso En Los Pies

2019
30 x 30 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Common Sense And Defference

2013
60 x 60 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Sopa De Miso En Las Manos

2019
30 x 30 cm
2006-2015
140 x 140 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Still I Do Not Change

2011
140 x 140 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Tendón En Los Pies

2019
30 x 30 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Udon

2019
30 x 30 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

I Can Not Stop Being Human

2020
60 x 60 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Udon: Después De 2020

2020
46 x 33 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Different Common Sense

2013
70 x 327 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

Taster: Food Poisoning

2013
60 x 60 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

No Puedo Creerle A Nadie 2

2020
30 x 30 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

No Puedo Creerle A Nadie 3

2020
30 x 30 cm

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Hiroomi Ito

No Puedo Creerle A Nadie 4

2020
30 x 30 cm

Hiroomi Ito

On a technical and compositional level with Hiroomi Ito’s work, it is worth noting (except for water and glass frames) 100% of the materials used are imported from Japan, with the use of unusual elements in the production of his pieces, such as wheat starch or Japanese tea, being particularly relevant. Using these components is not merely part of the technique or aesthetic, since they also intrinsically carry deep symbolic meaning, which becomes clear upon careful exploration of the artist’s pieces.

Finally, using the Japanese culinary sphere as the main thematic axis, the artist proposes a reflection on current Japanese values based on one of the symbols that Japan uses to present itself to the West, its food. Using typical Japanese dishes, the artist aims to expose the problems surrounding the cultural heritage of modernity, among other issues, the depersonalisation of the individual mediated by the Durkheim concept of anomie, religion and Japanese social fetishisms.

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