Hiroshi Sugito (Japanese, b.1970) is a painter who gained international recognition in the context of the Tokyo-Pop movement. He was born in Nagoya, Japan, and spent his childhood in the United States. Sugito returned to Japan in 1986 and met Yoshitomo Nara, one of the founders of the Tokyo-Pop movement, from whom he took lessons in drawing in preparation for his studies in art. In 1992, Sugito graduated from the Aichi Prefectural University of Arts in traditional Japanese-style painting.
Sugito’s paintings depict imaginary, dreamy scenes that seem to originate from memory and childlike fantasies.