Megumi Ogita Gallery "Portraits" Exhibition

On May 14th, Hikari Shimoda will unveil a new series of portraits with Megumi Ogita Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition marks Hikari's return to Japan since her Asahi Art Museum exhibition in 2018. The new series is a a part of the gallery's "Portraits" Exhibition, also featuring new works by Hebru Brantley, Michael Sowa, Satoru Koizumi, Kengo Nakamura and Issei Otani. For information about the show in Japanese, please visit the gallery's website here.

Living Now #3 今を生きる#3
Acrylic, oil and newspaper on canvas    
35.8" x 28.6"

For purchase inquiries, please contact the gallery at [email protected]

Entitled "Living Now", Hikari's series is a reflection of the times and life in 2020: "I have always created portraits of children as a concept. Their appearance as 'everyone, not anyone' is also a mirror of the real world. 2020 was a year of great disaster. Many were hurt and distressed. It was also a year when great anxiety and fear became a common language for humankind. I drew the figure of a person who lived in 2020 as a person who seems to have many scars and [the portrait is] seemingly disturbing. In the background, I collage newspapers to represent the modernity of the time and to suggest that the present is the past."

Living Now #2 今を生きる#2
Acrylic, oil and newspaper on canvas    
35.8" x 28.6"

For purchase inquiries, please contact the gallery at [email protected]

Living Now #1 今を生きる#1
Acrylic, oil and newspaper on canvas    
35.8" x 28.6"

For purchase inquiries, please contact the gallery at [email protected]

"Portraits" will be on view May 14th through June 12th, 2021 at:

Megumi Ogita Gallery
B1 Ginza Otsuka Bldg.
2-16-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

メグミオギタギャラリー
〒104-0061
東京都中央区銀座2-16-12 銀座大塚ビルB1