Illustration

Work by Hikari Shimoda

March 18, 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".