Hakama is an American multimedia artist currently based in Kyoto, Japan. An intuitive and ceaseless explorer, Hakama’s creative pursuits have long been intertwined with a spirited life path.
Undoubtedly influenced by the cultures and environments of the diverse locations he has called home over the years (India, Indonesia, Hawaii, Japan) Hakama has pushed his artistic explorations into new territory time and time again. Earlier works in his catalog include oil paintings, leatherwork, textile and furniture design, and sculpture. His works have received critical acclaim and have been acquired by private collections globally.
Hakama’s most recent works in bamboo charcoal are sculptural abstractions with an emphasis on materiality- the Minimalist results of a complex and meticulous process. These works were first exhibited alongside Hakama’s paper collages and paintings at Ginza’s Medel Gallery in Tokyo Japan in 2018. His next shows will be at Yokaan Gallery in Kyoto and at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City (more details and dates here).