Hikari Shimoda was very much inspired by the Japanese pop culture she grew up in. Her main source of inspiration is derived from her love of the American Lowbrow Art Movement which has now gained much popularity in Japan. In her home country where she attended Art School they call the interesting style of art “Irasuto”. In the U.S. the lowbrow movement started over 20 years ago now and finally has been accepted by elite art collectors who have spent over $100,000 on original paintings.
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity by 1xRun and is signed by both Shimoda and 1xRun
Hikari Shimoda’s art paints a world where cute and horror can coexist, and ultimately where fantasy meets reality. There are often children putting on heroic costumes such as Superman and “shojo” or magical girls, an anime sub-genre of young girls who use magic. Through depicting children especially Hikari Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle from within. Children possess a simple existence because their identity is ambiguous which provides her with an original point of view. In her “Whereabouts of God” portrait series of other-worldly horned children, she also comments on Christianity’s anointment of Jesus Christ as savior of humanity and mirror of our fantasy heroes. These characters not only represent heroism but an adult desire to watch our children grow and defend the world we have constructed. With each new piece, Shimoda advances her search for salvation and her deeper understanding of this chaotic world.There are often children putting on heroic costumes such as Superman and “shojo” or magical girls, an anime sub-genre of young girls who use magic.
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