Work by Hikari ShimodaIllustration // Monday, 18 Mar 2013
Hikari Shimoda was born in Nagano, Japan in 1984. Studying illustration Aoyama cram for two years after college, in 2008 Hikari became more of a contemporary artist. Impacted by the catastrophic earthquake in Japan in 2011, Hikari painted a series of children who have magical features as a result of the power plant explosion from the earthquake. "The work mainly takes up the problem which people live in modern society faces with a child motif, create a original world view mixing innocently cutie and painfully eerie based on the way of expression peculiar to Japan".