❤BUCK-TICK, Aaliyah, Deftones, WildLife and Nintendo❤
Hikari’s pastel colored work features horned children with stars in their eyes and scars on their necks, that are painted in a style reminiscent of Manga and Anime, as metaphorical essays on the fragile mortality of human life. These ideas have been influenced by such occurrences as the Fukushima Reactor and Chernobyl disasters.
I had the chance to ask the very gifted and outstanding artist a few questions about her work, thoughts on eyes, and beliefs behind “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man" which you can read below (And also see more paintings and studio shots!):
Japanese artist Maico Akiba painstakingly creates small worlds or “SEKAI" on the backs of found toys that are exotic and extinct creatures. The what-if basis of the works here is certainly an alluring one, I can recall myself as a child day-dreaming these exact scenarios. Take a look at more below!
Gorgeous paintings by British painter Michael Sole:
These are just gorgeous…check out those colors!
Paradise lost, Ed Freeman