Hiroki Kishimoto (b. 1982) has developed his own unique world of Japanese-style painting, which is not too much bound by the framework of Japanese-style painting, but also adds the realism of Western-style painting.
Since his grandfather was a Japanese painter in the Seiryusha (a Showa-era Japanese painting organization formed in 1929 by Ryuko Kawabata, a Japanese painter), painting with Japanese painting materials from his childhood was a fun and playful time for him, and he naturally became attracted to the world of painting.
While using Japanese painting materials, I was also attracted to the centripetal realism of Antonio Lopez Garcia, a favorite of mine when I was a student, and I have somehow come to aim for a new frontier of Japanese painting, which is a fusion of the anti-realism of Kaii Higashiyama and his anthemic imagery.
I am often attracted to relief-like structures and alleyways in foreign countries (mainly in Europe), and I depict not only the scenery but also the atmosphere of the years in which people have lived.
While using traditional Japanese painting techniques, he sublimates his works by adding new essences, including Western paintings, to his unique world of Japanese painting.
2003年 愛知県立芸術大学 美術学部日本画専攻 入学
2006年 国際瀧冨士美術賞 受賞
2007年 第62回春の院展 初入選（08、09、10、11、12、13、15、16、17）
2009年 日本美術院 院友 推挙
愛知県立芸術大学大学院 美術研究課日本画専攻 卒業
2013年4月〜2016年4月 愛知県立芸術大学 非常勤講師
2015年 アートフェア東京 個展
第3回 郷さくら美術館 桜花賞展 奨励賞受賞
2017年 西武池袋本店 個展