Synopses & Reviews
Mostly unseen work from the illustrator known for his sexy robots Sorayama's new book contains highly explicit art and is definitely suitable for adults only. His erotic, futuristic, hyperrealistic illustrations create a visual landscape that would be impossible to achieve in photography alone. Only the masterful Sorayama, equipped with boundless imagination, is able to achieve this, using pencil and brush, acrylic paint, and airbrush. The works collected here are simultaneously breathtaking and at times repulsive, yet all of them are utterly fascinating. Very few of these images have been published before, but the time has come for Sorayama to release this secret work. These images are really not for the squeamish; readers have been warned!
“Sorayama is an artist of extraordinary talent, wondrous imagination, and impressive skill.” —Bob Guccione, Penthouse magazine
"With joyful freedom he combines and morphs fear with happiness, pain with pleasure, repulsion with attraction, past with future, flesh with metal, the organic with ethereal." —Thierry Mugler, fashion designer and photographer
About the Author
Hajime Sorayama is an illustrator known worldwide for his precisely detailed, erotic airbrush portrayals of women and feminine robots. He designed the female borg Romulan for the Star Trek series, provided art for Terminator 3, designed the first generation of Sony AIBO robotic pets, and was one of 25 Japanese artists to be commissed by Nike to create a tribute to the company's White Dunk. His art has been featured in Hustler, Penthouse, and Playboy magazines, and is in the permanent collections of MOMA and the Smithsonian Institution.