Hikari Shimoda's private exhibition entitled "In the World of Dead Gods" will be held in Tokyo from December 11 through the 16th.
New works focused around portraiture will be displayed.
If you would like to inquire about the works, please contact the gallery indicated below.
The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo [link]
A catastrophic earthquake hit Japan on March 11, 2011. Not only did this earthquake kill many people, but it has also called attention to a nuclear power plant explosion without precedence. This horrible tragedy occurred as a result of this society’s reliance on nuclear energy. Responsibility for this has thus been transferred from the adults to their children. Those who are born into this world are instantaneously burdened by an atrocity of whole-world magnitude. They are also required to save it. We must now face a new reality in order to live in this world.
Through images of children wearing such costumes as those of Superman or Sailor Moon, I am expressing indirectly problems that the world now faces.