Contemporary Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda's “Children of this Planet” has landed at Artelli, with its global debut at Zhang Garden in Shanghai. Her latest creations will also be simultaneously presented at the City of Dreams in Macau and Xinyi A13 in Taipei! Celebrated for her distinctive artistic style, Hikari Shimoda has held exhibitions in renowned galleries around the world, making her one of the most compelling contemporary Japanese artists of our time. As the season of rejuvenation unfolds, this highly anticipated event promises to transport art enthusiasts on an ethereal journey, embarking on a spaceship to discover the dazzling, dreamy universe masterfully crafted by Shimoda.
In “Children of this Planet”, Hikari Shimoda showcases her imaginative artistic style, depicting a world where cuteness and horror coexist through various art forms such as giant sculptures, graphic works, and installations. Shimoda portrays innocent and childlike characters in heroic costumes resembling superheroes and magical girls, serving as a mirror to our own fantasies of heroes while representing adults’ desire to nurture children and be the guardians of the future. It aims to evoke reflection and contemplation among audiences on modern society and the fate of humanity.
“Amitābha” Giant Sculpture 160cm
(From Left to Right: Shanghai, Macau & Taipei)
One of the key highlights of Hikari Shimoda’s “Children of this Planet” that is not to be missed is her latest giant sculpture work, “Amitābha”. Standing at 160 cm tall and rendered at a true-to-life 1:1 scale, this unique sculpture is presented in distinct and exclusive color scheme across all three locations of Artelli—Shanghai, Macau and Taipei. The series also offers the global release of 20 limited edition “Amitābha” customized sculptures, each featuring a special color scheme that captures Shimoda's signature candy-colored aesthetic. In addition to her larger-scale works, Shimoda is also debuting a new series of exquisitely crafted small-scale sculptures, measuring 15 cm each. With themes ranging from the human world to heaven and hell, these miniature masterpieces showcase Shimoda’s high level of attention to detail and craftsmanship. The Taipei stop will feature the world-exclusive city-limited diffuser! Additionally, an array of other art collectibles, including sculptures and bronze works of various sizes, as well as prints made in EL Lamp technology, will be available for purchase.
From 25 April until noon on 27 April, customers who purchase any product from the “Children of this Planet” series at Artelli will have the chance to participate in Hikari Shimoda’s first Macau signing session. The event will be held from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on April 28 at Artelli, Macau. Hikari Shimoda will be present to interact with fans and provide a fascinating art tour. Limited spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Children of this Planet” by Hikari Shimoda
Period: 24 April – 24 May 2023, 10am to 9pm
Location: W1, ZHANGYUAN, Lane 588, Weihai Road, Jing 'an District, Shanghai
Period: 26 April – 20 June 2023, 10am to 10pm
Location: L01A, L02 The Showroom, City of Dreams, Macau
Period: 1st May – 28 May 2023, (Sun-Thu) 11am to 9:30pm (Fri-Sat) 11am to 10pm
Location: 1/F, Far Eastern Department Store Xinyi A13, Taipei