Artist Statement

Daijiro Hama makes use of traditional Japanese material and technique while incorporating his own historical and cultural experience. He aims to express invisible existence created by contrast in black and white. With his monochromatic compositions he invites viewers to explore the depths of what you see and cannot see and the interpretation and reflections of ones soul and mind.
The world of the void is described through the use of black and white. In the empty space, the guidance to the infinite world of the subconsciousness begins. Seeing emptiness is "A manifestation in the depths of ones own existence." This becomes a phenomenon for us. In other words, it is a way of expressing "profundity". A new perspective of the world is imagined where the opposite poles of black and white are unified and can be expressed by the world "moderation." The world beyond what is reflected as right and wrong, the presence of life and death, the equality of the North and South pole.


2020   Group exhibition "ASIA NOW Paris Asian Art Fair" Paris, France
2019   Group exhibition "Urban art fair" Paris, France
Group exhibition "Portal" Amsterdam, Netherlands
Group exhibition "ASIA NOW Paris Asian Art Fair" Paris, France
2018   Solo exhibition "INSIDE OUT" Kyoto, Japan
Duo exhibition "DOT + LINE" Kyoto, Japan
Group exhibition "UNTITLED" Nagoya, Japan
2017   Duo exhibition "MONOCHROME" Kyoto, Japan
2016   Digital exposition "Boomerang Art Screen", Netherlands
2015   Group exhibition "RED DOT MIAMI art fair @ ART BASEL MIAMI" Miami, America
Group exhibition "Amsterdam Dance Event" Amsterdam, Netherlands
Solo exhibition "INVISIBLE" Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duo exhibition "No-is" Osaka, Japan
2014   Duo exhibition "BLACK SCENERY" Kyoto, Japan
Solo exhibition "mindgames" Kyoto, Japan
2012   Solo exhibition "Telepathy" Kyoto, Japan.
Solo exhibition "The island people" Kyoto, Japan.
Solo exhibition "1: √2" Kyoto, Japan.
2010   Nominated music video "Ohbijou / New year" in International film festival Breda.
Prized at Spiral Independent Creators Festival 12 in Tokyo.
2009   Music video "Reveri Sound Revue / You Don't Exist If I Don't See you"
2006   Moved to Toronto.
Started to work as visual art in multi media group "Exploding motor car" in Toronto.
1984   I was born in Izumo, Japan.