Meditatively detailed and deeply imaginative, Yuko Shimizu’s art is fierce, packed with action but painted in calming Japanese art style and colour palette. From dreaming to be a Manga artist as a child to effortlessly creating her own vocabulary, Shimizu transitioned into an artist after more than a decade in a corporate job. Stepping over her fears and inhibitions, she attended an art school at 34, with 18-19-year-old students. Given a chance to do it all over again, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Today Shimizu has illustrated for the biggest publications, events and exhibitions in the world.
Shimizu will take over our Instagram on 8th August 2020, and take us through her process and inspirations.