Hikari Shimoda‘s creepy paintings of children depict them as sweet, sinister, wounded and abused. The eerie mouths, asymmetrical, strange little faces and one-eyed appearance (often one milky eye, one bruised and bloody-looking) of these alien but painfully familiar little beings, rendered in bright or pastel, almost child-friendly, but also quite subtly mixed and profound, colors, all serve to give a creeping sense of the corruption of innocent childhood, an inversion of the saccharine bliss associated with little .
The Blue Hour
Above is a selection of work from the group show, “The Blue Hour,” which is currently on display at Auguste Clown Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. The show features some great artists and work by them, the full line up and work can be seen online: The Blue Hour.
Paintings by Hikari Shimoda