Hikari Shimoda – Is it Happy to Live in this World? – Guest Blog

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‘Is it Happy to Live in this World?’ by Hikari Shimoda It is happy to have a comfortable house, enough food and cloth, in addition get enough education. There are a lot of people whose lives are put in jeopardy … Read More

Hikari Shimoda – Memento Mori – Artist Interview

The paintings of Hikari Shimoda beguile with their sparkling magic and seduce us into a fantastical world where everything is not quite as it first seems. The kawaii and manga inspired cuteness soon reveals itself as a clever, candy coated … Read More

Yoko d’Holbachie – Visual Alchemy – Artist Profile

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Inspired by popular culture in her native Japan and beyond, Yoko d’Holbachie’s paintings are at once vividly inviting and disturbingly dark. Candy colored creatures with wormlike tentacles travel through fantasy landscapes. Elements of Kawaii, Anime, Pop Art and Surrealism blend … Read More

Kazuki Takamatsu – Into the Depths – Artist Profile

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Kazuki Takamatsu was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan in 1978. Influenced by media and subculture growing up, he attended the Department of Oil Painting at Tohoku University of Art & Design and graduated in 2001. Takamatsu’s haunting black and … Read More

Yoskay Yamamoto – The Adventures of Yoskay in Portland – Artist Interview

The Adventures of Yoskay in Portland – An interview with artist Yoskay Yamamoto by Matt Wagner (owner of Hellion Gallery) Yoskay Yamamoto’s solo show, “Rainy Day with a Chance of Sun” opened at Hellion Gallery last Thursday and runs until … Read More