Imamura Hajime was born in 1957 in Osaka and currently resides in Kyoto. He completed postgraduate studies at Kyoto City University of Arts in 1983. Imamura creates comical works of art that feature motifs drawn from everyday life in order to evoke another world existing behind our ordinary lives. His unique philosophical style has attracted acclaim from many fellow artists. His recent major solo exhibitions include “Symbiosis: Dissolving My Self Like a Mushroom” (Shizuoka City Museum of Art, 2013) and “Over the Ground, Under the Ground” (Itami City Museum of Art, Hyogo Prefecture, 2006). His major group exhibitions include “The 28th Kyoto Fine Arts Culture Award Memorial Exhibition” (The Museum of Kyoto, 2016) and “Book Art 2013–14 Japan-Korea” (de sign de>, Osaka, 2014).