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Introducing the Art of Hikari Shimoda

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Welcoming Hikari Shimoda to Eyes On Walls

Hikari Shimoda, based in Nagano, Japan, first studied illustration at the prestigious Kyoto Saga University of Art. She was selected for her first solo exhibition at Motto Gallery in Japan, immediately upon graduating in 2008, effectively launching her career as a contemporary artist. She has since held exhibitions in galleries across the globe, spanning Japan, the United States, Canada and Italy. Most recently, she held a highly-acclaimed solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in California, titled "Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man". 

Hikari Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, where fantasy meets reality. Inspiration for her ambiguous child characters stems from the Japanese pop culture that she grew up with and it has greatly influenced her “Irasuto” and low brow style. Painted with a delightful color palette, macabre and nightmarish elements become suddenly whimsical, offering themes of struggle, heroism and innocence in modern society. 

Learn more about Hikari Shimoda:

  1. Hi-Fructose Review of "Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man"
  2. Hikari Shimoda on Facebook
  3. Interview with Sweet Streets



A collection of Hikari Shimoda's work is now available exclusively from Eyes On Walls.



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