Some artists, immensely talented and original though they may be, simply don’t make work that fits in the grandest art galleries of the world. Fortunately for them there are super-cool concept stores created specifically to house such work, and queen of all of these is Colette. Hiro Sugiyama’s surreal, hilarious and altogether unsettling artwork is a natural fit for Paris store Colette’s carefully curated collection of the avant-grade and the offbeat.
Whether it’s an unnaturally well-endowed rearing horse, a tiny man crawling up a woman’s face, a bungee-jumping skier or just a selection of people wearing chaps, Hiro’s brush can animate it with such ease that you’d wonder what planet he’s actually living on. His artwork is weird but undeniably funny, and it’s all available to buy right now!
Hiro Sugiyama, Outside of Science runs until 30 August at Colette in Paris.