Hikari Debuts Exhibitions in London and Rome in June

Opening on June 14th and June 15th, Hikari will debut her new series of works entitled "Stand Up, Savior" with an exhibition divided into two parts. The first part of the exhibition will open at Dorothy Circus London on June 14th and the second part will open at Dorothy Circus Rome on June 15th. Check out a preview below!

Whereabouts of God #35   
Oil on canvas    
28.6" x 28.6"

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Whereabouts of God #36   
Oil on canvas    
28.6" x 28.6"

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About her new series, Hikari shares: "We are living in the era of diversity. Modern society has opened up to a world of diversity; differences of sexuality for example. I feel that the young generation is especially flexible about their individual differences."

Children of This Planet #40
Oil on canvas    
20.9" x 17.9"

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"They aren’t afraid to be different and accept others as they are. They are naturally brave to let themselves be and such attitudes, which had been hatred and even attacked sometimes in the preceding period in Japan, is leading this new era. This is a huge change of the world. I focused on those powers which make our era enter into a new phase in this show.”

Stand Up, Savior  
Mixed media
45.9" x 35.8"

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Stand Up, Hero
Mixed media
45.9" x 35.8"

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"Each work is connected by the human experience such as anxiety and loneliness... At first, my main focus was portraits, but what I felt strongly as an artist and I thought I should do was to approach social issues. However, at the same time, I feel that it is important to connect with people's emotions more broadly and gain empathy, which is also important in expressing my theme."

Hikari will share the gallery with Italian artist Millo. Their exhibitions are supported by the Fondazione Italia Giappone (Italy Japan Foundation) and is part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020.

 

Hikari Shimoda's exhibition "Stand Up, Savior" will be on view at both galleries through July 13th, 2019.

Opening June 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm:
Dorothy Circus Gallery London
35 Connaught St, St George's Fields, London W2 2AZ, UK
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Opening June 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm:
Dorothy Circus Gallery Rome
Via dei Pettinari, 76, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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