Hikari Shimoda will unveil a new series of paintings this Saturday at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled "People with Intentions", this new series is an extension of Hikari's recent solo show "Silence and Affirmation", which debuted at Corey Helford in July. The series will be on view as part of a four-artist exhibition also featuring new works by world-renowned artists Handiedan, Ian Francis and Kai and Sunny.
Inspired by the Japanese manga and anime from her youth, Shimoda’s work expresses modern day issues in colorful and illustrative techniques. This series continues Hikari's exploration of gold leafing, which she uses to enhance the character's mask accessory and overall expression. About her masked portraits, she shares: “I’ve painted two other masked children before and the mask was a metaphor for hiding my feelings. Today, this image of a mask has a new meaning.”
Hikari's new paintings will be on view alongside her debut lifesize sculptures of Lonely Hero and Obake, also available through the gallery. Fans can enjoy a special previewing of all the works in the gallery's virtual opening on Saturday, October 3rd 1-3PM PST on Instagram @coreyhelfordgallery.
Hikari's works will be on view October 3rd through November 7th:
Corey Helford Gallery
571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Tel: (310) 287-2340
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: noon to 6pm
Due to COVID-19 health measures, please contact the gallery in advance to confirm business hours.