Hikari Shimoda’s one of a kind-paintings explore complex themes related to the isolation and loneliness of childhood. Within a setting that is both sweet and sour, she portrays fascinating characters that struggle with the modern world they are growing up in. “My motif is children whose ages are around 10 to 15 years old. Their attempt to adjust themselves to the modern environment in our time seems to be a hard battle to me. Also, they are living in an unstable time between being a child and a being an adult.”
Born in Nagano Japan, Hikari Shimoda graduated from the Kyoto Saga University of Arts in 2005. Her works have been featured in both solo- and group exhibitions worldwide.