Checking In With Hikaru Hirata
Alumni of the month last year, Hikaru Hirata is at it again. After creating some of stunning artwork that was featured in Society Magazine, he got to working on several new pieces. Hikaru shares his creation on a YouTube video, where he briefly introduces the mural project he just finished. Please take some time to check it out and give us your feedback.
And Hikaru hasn’t stopped painting: his bold, colorful art combines biblical scriptures and world mythologies with striking and thought-provoking results. His work, currently on exhibit at a show in Tokyo, has been displayed throughout the world.
His biggest inspiration is Leonardo da Vinci, whose artwork he has studied since the age of ten. As a tribute to him, Hikaru painted a quasi-replica mural of the “Last Super” on the classroom wall where he used to teach. Hikaru says that he has plans to paint several large murals depicting scenes from the Book of Revelations, as well as the completion of a book on Leonardo da Vinci.