Juxtapoz Magazine - Hikari Shimoda Makes the "Fight to Live in the Void"

Juxtapoz Magazine – Hikari Shimoda Makes the “Fight to Live in the Void”

“In 2022, it looks the earth is on a route of turmoil and despair,” Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda says. “My art begins with how I come to feel and imagine about modern society. What I create, aims to visualize a particular point of view on society. Too considerably facts currently obscures the truth of the matter, which evokes a sense of helplessness, emptiness, and despair in people today. In individuals times, we will have to not quit browsing for what’s real. To me, combating to dwell is regularly questioning oneself when sensation vacant within.”

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is proud to announce their following key solo show Struggle to Live in the Void, that includes new functions from Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda and set to premiere June 25, 2022 in the Main Gallery.

Motivated by her have unique get on Japanese manga, Shimoda arrived onto the worldwide scene in 2014 with her U.S. exhibition Amazing Earth, Goodbye Man at CHG, introducing her incredibly well-liked ongoing collection, “Children of This Planet” and “Whereabouts of God.” Since then, Shimoda has grow to be 1 of the most broadly regarded names in New Modern day art climbing out of Japan.

Glowing and sweet, Shimoda’s perform is at when enchanting and disarming, portraying a earth exactly where cuteness and horror coexist. Her portraits of little ones are full of a great number of choices, explained by the artist as “wherever fantasy meets actuality, past satisfies future, and everyday living fulfills dying, in a earth that is but to be reborn.” Adding, “The children’s eyes in my is effective, not only replicate their identity, but they also express my personal thoughts and ideas.” Featuring 25 pieces (together with performs from her collection “Children of This Planet,” “Question the Concentration,” “God Is Dead, But…,” “Defense,” and “Fight the Void”), Battle to Stay in the Void marks Shimoda’s sixth solo exhibit at CHG (next her main solo Silence and Affirmation and mini-solo Affirmation of Existence at the gallery in 2020) and the spectacular evolution of her paintings, as she contemplates the drama of the 2022 planet stage with this new human body of get the job done.