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 sce