Hill Heads in Paris, France are in for a real treat, as a Silent Hill art exhibition will open at the Galerie Chappe on November 29th. This special gallery showing will feature all-new paintings from¬†art director, Masahiro Ito as well as the Pyramid Head and nurse statues from Toy Munkey. After rubbing elbows with art enthusiasts and being simultaneously inspired and disturbed by Ito’s work, the art style of Silent Hill will be discussed and compared to various works in art history.
As art director for Silent Hills 1-3, Masahiro Ito’s art style has undoubtedly defined the look and disturbing eroticism that is synonymous with the game, ¬†particularly in its monsters. He created Pyramid Head, which evokes the thought of Wayne and Garth’s “we are not worthy” bow should I ever meet the man in person.
Born in 1972, Masahiro Ito earned his degree from Tama Art University in Tokyo. He joined Konami in 1997, where he served as art director for 3 out of the 4 Silent Hill games developed by the infamous “Team Silent.” Although the team disbanded, Ito has never been far from the series; lending his talents to various comic book and soundtrack covers, as well as the 2 cell phone¬†mangas¬†released in Japan.
You really can’t have Silent Hill without Mashiro Ito’s striking and disturbing visions, and that’s what this art exhibition is all about.
The Silent Hill Art Exhibition runs from November 29th at 7pm ¬†through December 20, 2012 at the¬†Galerie Chappe, 4 rue Andr√© Barsacq, 75018 Paris, France.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris, France this holiday season, you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to view Ito’s beautiful works and who knows – perhaps even meet and “we are not worthy” bow him yourself.
Mashiro Ito is no longer officially associated with any of the Silent Hill development teams (to our knowledge as of this writing), but he is a freelance artist who has never lost any steam on his creative journey through art. You can follow him on Twitter and check out his official blog¬†(it’s mostly in Japanese)¬†to see what he’s up to.