Born in Tokyo on November 10, 1986. A painter and illustrator who uses acrylic to create detailed, realistic and often fantastical images.
When was the first moment you decided you wanted to be an artist?
I've loved painting since I was a child but I never imagined I would do it as a career. However, at university, I couldn't stop doodling, even in lessons. I realized then that painting was what I wanted to do with my life.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Many sources! For example, nature, myths, dreams and seeing accessories. Anything beautiful has the power to inspire me.
If you could work with another artist, who would it be? / who is your favorite artist?
I'd like to work with a great installation artist.
What has been the best moment in your career?
When I painted a mural outside a shop near Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto.
What is your ideal day?
A productive day! I can't get to sleep unless I've done lots of things.
If you could do anything, what would it be?
I'd like to hold a solo exhibition in every country in the world.
Why do you create art?
Because it's my passion in life! I use art to communicate my feelings. It's a great way to reach people. Art has also broadened my horizons.
How has your art changed throughout your life?
It wasn't a conscious decision, but I've refined my art in recent years using simpler, more symbolic motifs that are better suited for display.
What is your dream project?
I'd like to display my art at famous hotels around the world.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
Don't worry about what other people think!.
Thank You Maika!
We wish you good luck to this young artist.
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