Hrair is a New York based artist born in 1973. An early interest in drawing and painting, influenced by album covers in his father’s record collection and later hip hop and skateboard culture, led to him studying fine art in college. Raised in London, he has spent time living and working in Tokyo, Spain, Paris, and now New York - his global perspective has greatly informed and influenced his work.
Defined by the use of a bold and vibrant palette of colour, the common theme behind his work is the exploration of the hidden souls found behind society’s masks, a reflection of the corporate rat race, the dread of expectation and long corridor of closed doors, scratching the surface to glimpse the emotion within.
Featured in collections throughout the world and with recent shows in New York, he has had pieces commissioned in the US, Bahamas, London and Japan.