Hirokazu TOMIMASU was born in Gifu, Japan on Nov. 30, 1983. Influenced by his grandfather Hisayasu GOTO, a country artist, young Tomimasu started to receive arts education at an early age especially in drawing and music. After his father passed away when he was only nine, he put his mind into meticulous study of arts. At the age of sixteen, Tomimasu has already mastered the art of oil painting. Later on, to achieve a more detailed representation of arts, he started to study the techniques of pencil drawing, which requires more detailed depiction, and he managed to master it when he was twenty. From then on, Tomimasu created many pencil drawings mainly on portraits with the highest level of detail.
Apart from drawing, Tomimasu actively engaged in a variety of arts activities ranging from music, philosophy to literature on his way of pursuing synthetic art. He completed piano studies at École Normale de Musique de Paris and won a prize at Osaka International Music Competition. He also has been studying philosophy at Gakkushuin University in Japan. He presented influential views in his thesis 'Étude sur Bergson' on the classical philosophical topic 'free will' and made it successfully published in an academic journal. In the field of literature, Tomimasu won two nominations to the most influential literature award for new writers in Japan. One of his literary works is called Diary of a teenage boy. In general, Tomimasu committed himself to diverse activities in arts to achieve objectivity and universality in beauty of arts.
2010 - Gifu Hokke Temple, Gifu, Japan
2014 - The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2014 - 28ème Salon International de Paris, Paris, France