Hiroto Kuwahara

Art and Beauty Director

Make up Artist

 

Hiroto Kuwahara (JP): After graduating from the Harada Gen Make-up Academy, worked as a makeup artist at the Harada Gen Make-up Center.Produced color recipe for the “Custom Blend Foundation” (Japanese Shade) for Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. “PRESCRIPTIVE” artists.

In 2003, formed an art unit "Kaya" to express Japanese aesthetics globally and began his career as an Art Director.

His work expresses emotional nuances that one feels from the expression and skin tone of models, which cannot be put into words. Knowing his models by touch, Hiroto Kuwahara’s makeup is a way of producing a person’s spirit and the way of life. He continues to search ways to penetrate deep into the audience’s psyche.
Hiroto creates beautiful world of uniquely Japanese spirituality.

 

Ongoing

 

2014

• Formed an art project "OMOTE" real-time face tracking ang projection mapping.

 Artwork : OMOTE  (Art direction / Make-up / Degital make-up)

<Awarded>
Prix Ars Electronica. COMPUTER ANIMATION / FILM / VFX "Honorary Mentions" (2015)

”Event · Live video" department <Grand Prix> contest by the VFX JAPAN
"Best of 2014" the Year in Projection Mapping contest by the Creators project


<Makeup Works>

ADVERTISING
LEONARD WONG, giuliano Fujiwara, chiso (Japanese KIMONO), RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL (Kyoto), AIZO, Les Fees,  and more

MAGAZIN and Web
i-D MAGAZIN (UK /Jp) , WeAr MAGAZINE (Eur),  AnOther MAGAZIN (Eur), Schön Magazin (Eur), DEARK BEAUTY MAGAZIN (USA) ,Zine magazine (Cha), MUP Magazine (Web), GQ (Jp), COMMERCIAL PHOTO (Jp), MdN (Jp), and more

 


<Director Works>

ADVERTISING
 giuliano Fujiwara, RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL (Kyoto), AIZO, Les Fees,  and more

COMMERCIAL MOVIE

festaria bijou SOPHIA, 

SHOW (VIDEO DIRECTION)

hoyu (SPLASH INTERNATIONAL), ASIA BEAUTY EXPO, and more

PROJECTION MAPPING
"OMOTE" (Art Direction / Make-up)

"Face Hacking" (Face direction / Make-up / Degital make-up), and more

 "The Come Down" Facial projection mapping for the music video. Collaboration with "Empara Mi"
"FACIAL HACKING" Facial projection mapping for the Japanese promotion of "Ghost in the Shell" (Paramount Pictures)

<APPEARANCE>
BBC, REUTERS, NHK WORLD, FUJI TV "SMAP x SMAP" (JAPAN), and more


<TEACHING>
TOKYO DESIGNER GAKUIN COLLEGE (Makeup Art), TOKYO VISUAL ARTS (Makeup), and more

© 2014 by Hiroto Kuwahara. All rights reserved

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