Self-taught Japanese artist Haroshi is most famous for his painted sculptures, with the Haroshi Hydrant as the latest addition to his large collection. When on the hunt for forgotten boards and parts (which are what all of his work consists of), he keeps his findings in an organized manner to recycle and use in his work accordingly.
Coming from a background without formal art training, Haroshi has fully adopted a DIY attitude in both his art and skating. By incorporating skate culture into his works, he has attracted the attention of NIKE CEO Mark Parker and many others, resulting in such custom works as the Haroshi Hydrant.
This piece as well as others are currently being shown at his solo exhibition Future Primitive at Jonathan LaVine Gallery.