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Hikari Shimoda  ✨Nagano🍣Japan💋 ✨Artist/Painter🎨💕 💌 info@hikarishimoda.com

Adding another layer to this monster 👻 that I’m creating for my upcoming exhibition at the Asahi Art Museum in #Japan.
Entitled “The Catastrophe of Death and Regeneration”, the exhibition is a mid-career survey of my work hosted by my hometown museum in Nagano, Japan, a huge honor. 🙏 The museum will have on display over 30 works from the first stage of my career through 2018, including a never before seen, larger than life scale mural featuring all of my characters. The exhibition opens on Saturday, July 7th and run through August 26th, 2018. More details to follow!
For early information in English and Japanese, please visit the exhibits website at hikari2018.info. To request a preview and press release, please email info@hikarishimoda.com. 💗
#hikarishimoda #painting #mural #anime #art #popsurrealism

My new painting “Love My Little Princess” is up at @moderneden in #SF for their #AnimationReimagined group show ✨opening tonight!✨
The show curated by @warholian re-imagines the most memorable cartoons and animated films of all time. I chose #SailorMoon which is the source of inspiration for my work. The Sailor scouts are representatives of strong girls who protect the world. 💪
To inquire about my painting, please email the gallery at kim@moderneden.com. More info on my blog! ☺️☺️

Layer layer layer 💚💕💗💚💕

For this #TBT I wanted to share the process behind one of my new paintings "Evolution of the Aribtrator." I created this piece for my recent solo show “Children on the Edge” @coreyhelfordgallery.
The main character is based on a cherub, an angel of intellect who represents the existence of God, only I've painted her with 3 wings. Human beings now have a great intellect, some might say the same kind of power as a God has, which makes me wonder about things like, 'If humans are so highly advanced, how can we allow our world to be destroyed?' Through this work, I tried to think about ideas of intellect and human being's evolution.
To inquire about my work in the show, please contact the gallery at sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com or you can dm me.
#hikarishimoda #art #painting #japan #anime

Today’s progress 😊 on a #SailorMoon inspired piece for the “Animation Reimagined” group show curated by @warholian 💗💞💕 Thanks for inviting me! More #wip in my story feed!
“Animation Reimagined” opens on Saturday, April 14th at @moderneden gallery in San Francisco. To inquire about my piece for the show, please contact the gallery at info@moderneden.com.
#HikariShimoda #Chibiusa #anime #manga #art #painting

Progress on a new painting that will be shown at @coreyhelfordgallery’s booth at Context New York in May❤️💞💗💕 More pics in my stories!

Happy #NationalPuppyDay!! 🐶❤️ We don't have this day in Japan but Momo thinks every day is his day. 🙄

For this #TBT I wanted to share the process behind one of my new paintings "Inversion and Overlap." I created this piece for my recent solo show “Children on the Edge” @coreyhelfordgallery.
In the talk bubbles, there are overlapped layers that say “I hate you!” and “I love you!” At the bottom left, I wrote 死 (death) and put it upside down. I also inverted the color of the boy character that is correct when the hue is reversed, however, there’s no correct way to look at this piece. I just wanted to reflect various contradictions that exist in life and the chaos of the modern world.
To inquire about my work in the show, please contact the gallery at sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com or you can dm me.

It's the first day of spring!🌺🌻🌹🌷🌼🌸💐🍄💕✨ I just updated my website with a bunch of my new paintings! This one is "Children of this Planet" #37 💗 HikariShimoda.com
#firstdayofspring #spring #hikarishimoda #art #painting

#Green is my favorite color😜🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀 Don’t get caught not wearing it today! Happy #StPatricksDay everyone!!

Today is #InternationalWomensDay! In my recent solo show @coreyhelfordgallery, “Children on the Edge”, half of my portraits in the show featured girls. I have previously painted women in my work as strong magical girls on a mission to save humanity.
@icanvas_art x National Museum of Women in the Arts @womeninthearts have teamed up with contemporary female artists including myself to spread awareness of women in the arts. I'm proud to support this campaign to help eliminate the gap! Can you name #5WomenArtists? Let me know in the comments below! My top 5 are: Loretta Lux, Bjork, Yayoi Kusama, Masako Ando, Kimichi Nishiki
Link to the campaign in my bio! 🙋🏻❤

My art is featured in the upcoming spring issue of @creativebloch! I'm honored!💕💕
If you pre-order now, you receive 2 8.5x11" art prints when it is released! I put a link to the pre-order in my bio. ☝️
#CreativeBloch is an independent, artist-created magazine featuring art from contemporary emerging and established artists. Other artists in the issue are: Bang Sangho @bang.sang, William Basso @williambasso_art and EELCO @iameelco👌 so please give them a follow and check out Creative Bloch's site for a preview!

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