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.

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.

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'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. Photography and paper collage.

She Was Mine

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. 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.