Hashimoto was born in Osaka, Japan in 1979 and graduated from Osaka College of General Design as well as Kyoto Saga University of Arts. The artist has exhibited and won prizes across Japan, Korea, Taipei and New York.
“I want people to forget their invisible barriers and borderlines-racial, gender, religious, ideological differences-and feel that they exist as one living mass of flesh, just for the moment they see my artwork.”
“I believe that this state is called mu’ in Japanese and translates to ‘zero’ or ‘nothing’ in English, ‘null’ in computer terms. I am trying to recreate such a state”