The Back & Forth

Artwork created for 'Mind Molecule,' a recent solo exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. Acrylic paint on hand dyed canvas.

IIII

Artwork created for 'Mind Molecule,' a recent solo exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. Acrylic paint on hand dyed canvas.

Rain

Artwork created for 'Mind Molecule,' a recent solo exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. Acrylic paint on hand dyed canvas.

Untitled

Artwork created for 'Control', a solo exhibition at Snow Contemporary in Tokyo, Japan. Acrylic paint on hand dyed canvas.

Word To The Woman

Hisham collaborates with Saint Heron for the PUMA Fall 2015 collection, 'Word To The Woman.' Creative directed by Solange Knowles. Image by J. Quazi King.

Word To The Woman

Hisham collaborates with Saint Heron for the PUMA Fall 2015 collection, 'Word To The Woman.' Creative directed by Solange Knowles. Image by J. Quazi King.

Word To The Woman

Hisham collaborates with Saint Heron for the PUMA Fall 2015 collection, 'Word To The Woman.' Creative directed by Solange Knowles. Image by J. Quazi King.

Behind The Bazaar

Hisham designs for a Solange x PUMA capsule collection of sneakers. Creative directed by Solange Knowles.

Wild Wonder

Hisham collaborates with Gerlan Jeans for a new Solange x PUMA capsule collection of sneakers. Creative directed by Solange Knowles.

Wild Wonder

Hisham's second sneaker collection for Puma — created in collaboration with Gerlan Jeans and creative directed by Solange Knowles.

Obstacle

Hisham's creations are inspired by the cyclical movements that our minds create on a moment-by-moment basis. Collage on paper.

The Less I Know The Better

Sleeve artwork for Tame Impala's track 'The Less I Know The Better'. Created for Secret7" — a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause.

Digital Witness

Sleeve artwork for St Vincent's track, Digital Witness. Created for the Secret 7" 2015 event, exhibited at Somerset House in London.

Dear Deer

Collage on paper. Highlighted in a recent feature on Instagram's blog.

Facial Recognition

Hisham creates artwork that shows the absurdity and logic of how the human mind works; and what kind of relationships it creates between experiences and images. Ink and collage on paper.

Smudge

Collage on paper — featured in a group show organized by Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, entitled 'Pattern Chaos'.

Point

Hisham re-contextualizes his subjects to show the abundance in human life—connecting the mountains and diamonds on the jeweled hand. The golden bowl signifies the scientific process of marbling, connoting man's drive to explore and control chemistry. Collage on paper.

Unforeseen Conversations #2

A surreal narrative combining abstract imagery and textures. Hisham imagines a conversation between the exposed human body, the eyes carved out of stone, and the statue—about the new human creation erupting from below. Collage on paper.

Metamorphosis

Hisham collaborates with Santtu Mustonen to create a 40-foot long floating art installation for the House of Vans 'Metamorphosis' interactive art event. Animations designed in collaboration with Dave & Gabe.

Metamorphosis

Hisham collaborates with Santtu Mustonen to create a 40-foot long floating art installation for the House of Vans 'Metamorphosis' interactive art event. Animations designed in collaboration with Dave & Gabe.

Rag & Bone

Hisham's mural painted for Rag & Bone. Installed on the corner of Elizabeth St and East Houston St in New York City.

Churn - 1MSQFT Sundance

Hisham's line work represents the experiences, thoughts, and feelings that churn in our minds constantly; while the bold geometric forms imply a balance that can be found within the chaotic mind. Commissioned by Mother for the 1MSQFT project, the mural was installed at the Sundance Film Festival, guest curated by La Blogothèque and Ken Miller.

Pas De Calais

A graphic window installation created for the Pas De Calais Soho store in New York City.

Facebook

Hisham creates an impressionistic and abstract mural for Facebook's New York offices. The design is inspired by Facebook's concept of community, innovation, and collaboration.

Facebook

An uplifting mural created for Facebook's New York offices. The design is inspired by Facebook's concept of community, innovation, and collaboration.

Refinery 29

BFA air video featuring mural artwork by Hisham Akira Bharoocha for the 29Rooms exhibition by Refinery 29. Team BFA video captured by Marco Pedde. Mix by Grey Wattz.

Fab

Abstract mural artwork created for Fab's New York Office.

Fab - Detail

Abstract mural artwork created for Fab's New York Office.

Pacific Park Brooklyn

Kinetic mural artwork created as part of a public mural block party for Pacific Park Brooklyn. Curated by Mike Perry.

Spirit Animal Portraiture

Collage representing Hugo & Marie for the Image of the Studio exhibition at Cooper Union. Each team member's spirit animal is depicted in the artwork.

Secret 7"

Cover for Lorde's single "Team" in participation with Secret 7", a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause. Hundreds of creatives are invited to create a one off 7" vinyl sleeve for a secret track. All proceeds goes to charity.

Woven Impressions

Part of a series exhibited at the 'NaTURE: GesTURE' show at Project: ARTspace in NYC.

Woven Impressions

Part of a series exhibited at the 'NaTURE: GesTURE' show at Project: ARTspace in NYC.

Woven Impressions

Part of a series exhibited at the 'NaTURE: GesTURE' show at Project: ARTspace in NYC.

Sephora Comes To Brooklyn

Hisham joins fellow Brooklyn artists Gary Panter, Kim Gordon, Keegan McHargue, and Mickalene Thomas to create original works of art in celebration of Sephora's first Brooklyn storefront.

Refinery 29

Mural collage for Refinery 29's Manhattan offices, executed in Hisham's signature collage style. The mural speaks to the colorful and graphic nature of the Refinery 29 brand. Vinyl printing by Print Structures.

Wild Belle

Album packaging for American indie rock band Wild Belle's self-titled album. Released on Columbia Records.

Latest Revival

Collage for luxury retailer, Latest Revival, to promote their exclusive collection.

Solange x Puma

Singer, songwriter, producer and model Solange collaborates with Hisham on a line of shoes for Puma. The Girls of Blaze Disc Collection updates the classic Blaze Disc running silhouette by taking inspiration from Brazilian visual culture. Hisham’s artwork of linear patterns are combined with rainforest imagery to vibrant and striking effect.

Solange x Puma

Singer, songwriter, producer and model Solange collaborates with Hisham on a line of shoes for Puma. The Girls of Blaze Disc Collection updates the classic Blaze Disc running silhouette by taking inspiration from Brazilian visual culture. Hisham’s artwork of linear patterns are combined with rainforest imagery to vibrant and striking effect.

Solange x Puma

Singer, songwriter, producer and model Solange collaborates with Hisham on a line of shoes for Puma. The Girls of Blaze Disc Collection updates the classic Blaze Disc running silhouette by taking inspiration from Brazilian visual culture. Hisham’s artwork of linear patterns are combined with rainforest imagery to vibrant and striking effect.

Solange x Puma

Singer, songwriter, producer and model Solange collaborates with Hisham on a line of shoes for Puma. The Girls of Blaze Disc Collection updates the classic Blaze Disc running silhouette by taking inspiration from Brazilian visual culture. Hisham’s artwork of linear patterns are combined with rainforest imagery to vibrant and striking effect.

Solange x Puma

Singer, songwriter, producer and model Solange collaborates with Hisham on a line of shoes for Puma. The Girls of Blaze Disc Collection updates the classic Blaze Disc running silhouette by taking inspiration from Brazilian visual culture. Hisham’s artwork of linear patterns are combined with rainforest imagery to vibrant and striking effect.

Style.com Magazine

A series of vivid collages for Style.com Magazine's Fashion Week SS14 feature.

Style.com Magazine

A series of vivid collages for Style.com Magazine's Fashion Week SS14 feature.

Style.com Magazine

A series of vivid collages for Style.com Magazine's Fashion Week SS14 feature.

Style.com Magazine

A series of vivid collages for Style.com Magazine's Fashion Week SS14 feature.

Flair Magazine

Vibrant and surreal collage for Flair Magazine, featuring Hisham's signature kaleidoscopic collage style.

DFA

Poster collage for a DFA Records show, put on by the Red Bull Music Academy.

Cult of Individuality

Custom portrait collage of Kate Lanphear, to celebrate a special event for Cult of Individuality clothing label. Special thanks to EFG PR.

Cult of Individuality

Custom portrait collage of Dani Stahl, to celebrate a special event for Cult of Individuality clothing label. Special thanks to EFG PR.

Cult of Individuality

Custom portrait collage of Idil Tabanca, to celebrate a special event for Cult of Individuality clothing label. Special thanks to EFG PR.

Cult of Individuality

Custom portrait collage of Miguel Enamorado, to celebrate a special event for Cult of Individuality clothing label. Special thanks to EFG PR.

Dossier Journal

Photography and Collage by Hisham Akira Bharoocha. Styling by Heidi Bivens. Hair by Ryan Trystad. Makeup by Beau M. Nelson. Models Tayane (Ford Models) and Kristy Kaurova (Women Management). Photo assistance by Bryan Kreuger. Photo retouching by Jesse Hlebo.

Dossier Journal

Photography and Collage by Hisham Akira Bharoocha. Styling by Heidi Bivens. Hair by Ryan Trystad. Makeup by Beau M. Nelson. Models Tayane (Ford Models) and Kristy Kaurova (Women Management). Photo assistance by Bryan Kreuger. Photo retouching by Jesse Hlebo.

Dossier Journal

Photography and Collage by Hisham Akira Bharoocha. Styling by Heidi Bivens. Hair by Ryan Trystad. Makeup by Beau M. Nelson. Models Tayane (Ford Models) and Kristy Kaurova (Women Management). Photo assistance by Bryan Kreuger. Photo retouching by Jesse Hlebo.

Dossier Journal

Photography and Collage by Hisham Akira Bharoocha. Styling by Heidi Bivens. Hair by Ryan Trystad. Makeup by Beau M. Nelson. Models Tayane (Ford Models) and Kristy Kaurova (Women Management). Photo assistance by Bryan Kreuger. Photo retouching by Jesse Hlebo.

Dossier Journal

Photography and Collage by Hisham Akira Bharoocha. Styling by Heidi Bivens. Hair by Ryan Trystad. Makeup by Beau M. Nelson. Models Tayane (Ford Models) and Kristy Kaurova (Women Management). Photo assistance by Bryan Kreuger. Photo retouching by Jesse Hlebo.

Dossier Journal

Photography and Collage by Hisham Akira Bharoocha. Styling by Heidi Bivens. Hair by Ryan Trystad. Makeup by Beau M. Nelson. Models Tayane (Ford Models) and Kristy Kaurova (Women Management). Photo assistance by Bryan Kreuger. Photo retouching by Jesse Hlebo.

ASOS x It's Nice That

It's Nice That invited Hisham to create a summery print for their collaboration with British ecommerce retailer, ASOS.

ASOS x It's Nice That

It's Nice That invited Hisham to create a summery print for their collaboration with British ecommerce retailer, ASOS.

ASOS x It's Nice That

It's Nice That invited Hisham to create a summery print for their collaboration with British ecommerce retailer, ASOS.

1MSQFT

Urban illustrations for Saint Heron's 1MSQFT event. One Million Square Feet of Culture (1MSQFT) is a survey of culture by Windows, where new creative works are presented by cultural partners in film, music, food, art, dance and fashion. It's a series of spaces brought to life in unexpected places, and guest-curated by experts across a range of creative disciplines. All contributing towards the eventual goal of creating one million square feet of culture.

1MSQFT

Urban illustrations for Saint Heron's 1MSQFT event. One Million Square Feet of Culture (1MSQFT) is a survey of culture by Windows, where new creative works are presented by cultural partners in film, music, food, art, dance and fashion. It's a series of spaces brought to life in unexpected places, and guest-curated by experts across a range of creative disciplines. All contributing towards the eventual goal of creating one million square feet of culture.

1MSQFT

Urban illustrations for Saint Heron's 1MSQFT event. One Million Square Feet of Culture (1MSQFT) is a survey of culture by Windows, where new creative works are presented by cultural partners in film, music, food, art, dance and fashion. It's a series of spaces brought to life in unexpected places, and guest-curated by experts across a range of creative disciplines. All contributing towards the eventual goal of creating one million square feet of culture.

Release the Beast

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Photograph and paper collage.

Murdrumantra

Personal installation piece shown at Galerie Frank Elbaz in Paris. Cut paper collage on wall.

Music Comes From Within

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Collage, ink, felt balls on paper.

Don't Let Your Diamond Dim

Paper collage installation shown at D'Amelio Terras Gallery in New York. Cut paper collage on wall.

Flaunt Magazine

Psychedelic cover art created for the 96th issue of Flaunt Magazine, "Aural Pleasures."

Please! Magazine

Hisham was asked to participate in the 5th anniversary issue of Please! Magazine, creative directed by Leslie David. As an homage, the piece reinterprets the magazines' first 12 issues.

Please! Magazine

Hisham was asked to participate in the 5th anniversary issue of Please! Magazine, creative directed by Leslie David. As an homage, the piece reinterprets the magazines' first 12 issues.

When Desire Sets In

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Collage, and ink on paper.

Birds are Amazing

Collage and ink on paper with digital editing. Created for United Arrows.

Desert Vision

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Cut paper and illustration collage.

Bird Call

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Collage on Paper.

Bear Hug

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Collage on paper.

Climb High

18 feet wide paint and paper installation shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Untitled

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Collage on paper.

Instinct vs. Mind

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Ink, pastel, and collage on paper.

Kind Kitty

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Collage and ink on paper.

Waves for Le Meridian Hotel

Intricate line work illustration created for Le Meridian Hotel key cards.

Soft Circle

A striking and decorative typographic illustration, for Soft Circle album.

Moon Oar Sunrise

Dynamic and abstract personal illustration, expressing a constantly morphing sense of movement and vibration. Collage and ink on paper.

Inner Cosmos

Dynamic and abstract personal illustration, expressing a constantly morphing sense of movement and vibration. Ink on paper.

Inner Waves

Ink drawing created in collaboration with Le Méridian 100, an initiative from the luxury hotel company, Le Méridian, bringing together artists and cultural innovators to help enrich their guest experience.

Untitled

Dynamic and abstract personal illustration, expressing a constantly morphing sense of movement and vibration. Ink drawing on paper.

Untitled

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Photographic collage on paper.

Untitled

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Photographic collage on paper.

Teenage Lust

Hisham explores adolescent sexuality and desire to create a surreal narrative combining abstract imagery and textures. Photography and paper collage.

She Was Mine

Nude women have been seen in printed media since the beginning of time — even before the invention of photography. Inspiring conflicting reactions, the use of nudity is seen as taboo by some, while it is embraced by others. Photography and paper collage.

Stussy

Collage for the Stussy Women’s 2012 Fall/Holiday catalogue, distributed in Japan.

Butterfly

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Ink and collage on paper.

Contemplation

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Ink and collage on paper.

Open Eyes

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Photograph and paper collage.

Le Vieux Soulard et Sa Femme

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Photograph and paper collage.

Fshhh

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Collage and acrylic on paper

Untitled Collage

A massive medley of images. Photograph collage created for an anniversary issue of The Fader Magazine.

Fader x RED

Collage for (RED)'s campaign “The AIDS Free Generation is Due in 2015,” published in The Fader magazine. 2012.

Untitled

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Collage on paper.

Tropical

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Photograph and paper collage.

Cat

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense.

Portrait of a Stranger

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Ink and collage on paper.

Untitled

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Ink and collage on paper.

Shepherd Talk

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Photographic and paper collage.

Small Faces

Hisham's personal works melt together images that happen in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily life. The vibrant images are covered with synesthetic elements that make beautiful sense. Photographic and paper collage.

About

Hisham Akira Bharoocha is a Japanese-born artist concentrating on creating visual art, photography, and music based in Brooklyn. Presently, Hisham is focused on creating work that shows the absurdity and logic of how the mind functions, what kind of relationships it creates between experiences, and images that we absorb through our sense moment by moment. Hisham’s clients include Style.com, Puma, Saint Heron, Sephora, Ogilvy, Nylon Magazine, Sony, Latest Revival, Imprint Projects, Die Zeit Magazin, Nowness, Creatures of the Wind and Facebook.

Exhibitions

Hisham has exhibited in solo shows around the world and group shows at galleries such as Deitch Projects New York, D’Amelio Terras New York, Snow Gallery in Tokyo, John Connelly Presents, Gallerie Frank Elbaz in Paris and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as well as Vleeshal, a state run space in The Netherlands.

Publications

Hisham’s work has been published in numerous publications including Art Forum, V, i-D, Flaunt, Elle, Tokion, Nylon, Computer Arts, Vogue Japan, Frieze, The Fader and Blend.