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Fashion Illustrations by Hitoshi Kuroki 「黒木仁史 ”fragment” イラストレーター」

Art Gallery “Speak For in Daikanyama is holding “Fragment”, a solo exhibition of Japanese fashion illustrator Hitoshi Kuroki until November 20th, 2013. 

Hitoshi Kuroki

“Fragment” displays around 40 watercolors and pencil drawings artworks. All the works are for sale, along with some very cool T-shirts and other goodies.

Hitoshi Kuroki

Kuroki was born in Kagoshima in 1978 and became a freelance illustrator after graduating from Osaka University of Art’s Design Department.

Partly based on human models and partly based on his imagination, Hiroki’s illustrations are mesmerizing. From erotic females to famous celebrities, every artwork evokes an intimate and melancholic atmosphere. 

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^^Stunning portrait of a woman, with cat and  horse  (Image by Hitoshi Kuroki) ^^

My favorite? When he draws animal heads on human bodies or animals parts coming out of the model’s bodies and makes it look completely natural and eerily beautiful.

Kuroki’s illustrations cover a wide range of works from books to CD covers and garments. He has also illustrated for fashion magazines including Commons&Sense, Popeye and GQ.

Check Kuroki’s amazing illustrations in his official website here.

Hitoshi Kuroki

^^The artist posing in front of his amazing artworks. Thank you so much for this photo… ありがとうございます!^^

I’d like to thank Tamami Ishikawa, Manager of the Gallery, for introducing me to the artist and helping me with the translation. And special thanks to Hitoshi Kuroki for taking the time to have a great conversation…  ありがとうございます!!  

How to get there? (Photo courtesy of Gallery Speak For)

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Gallery Speak For, B1 28-2 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Gallery is closed on Thursday). Free Admission.  Official Website:, Hitoshi Kuroki: *Exhibition ends on November 20th, 2013*
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