Monday, 22 March 2010
In the past 10 years Chiho Aoshima has made quite a splash in the world of Japanese pop art. Her large scale fantasyscapes frequently depict surreal nature scenes incorporating images of young women and otherworldly beings. She has no formal art training, but is a master of her computerized techniques. Her technologically dependent style of image making falls directly in line with the Japanese pop art aesthetic, and her complex layering of color, culture, and cuteness combine to create truly enchanting and twisted views of the world.
Her work is printable on any surface; from canvas bags to giant wallpaper installations. “My work feels like strands of my thoughts that have flown around the universe before coming back to materialize,” Aoshima states.
Chiho Aoshima is a member of the Kaikai Kiki Collective of artists. http://english.kaikaikiki.co.jp/