AGNES CECILE PAINTS ‘APNEA’
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT : HIKARI SHIMODA
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT : ALEXIS MARCOU
LORA ZOMBIE X THE HUNDREDS
FEATURED ARTWORK : KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
NEW ART RELEASES
FEATURED ARTWORK : SHIFT
ALEX CHERRY ‘ENDPIRE’ SERIES
Hikari Shimoda, based in Nagano, Japan, first studied illustration at the prestigious Kyoto Saga University of Art. She was selected for her first solo exhibition at Motto Gallery in Japan immediately upon graduating in 2008, effectively launching her career as a contemporary artist. She has since held exhibitions in galleries across the globe spanning Japan, the United States, Canada and Italy. In late 2014, she held a highly acclaimed solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in California, titled “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man”. Hikari Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, where fantasy meets reality. Inspiration for her ambiguous child characters stems from the Japanese pop culture that she grew up with and it has greatly influenced her “Irasuto” and low brow art style. Painted with a delightful color palette, macabre and nightmarish elements become suddenly whimsical, offering themes of struggle, heroism and innocence in modern society. IMAGE ‘END OF SORROW’ BY HIKARI SHIMODA 7
CHILDREN OF THIS PLANET 24 BY HIKARI SHIMODA
THE EULOGY AT A FUNERAL BY HIKARI SHIMODA
THE WORLD WE DO NOT KNOW, THAT TODAY BY HIKARI SHIMODA
Alexis Marcou, an internationally renowned artist and illustrator based in London, has been making a name for himself since graduating from Plymouth University in 2007. His powerful style translates equally well on fine art gallery walls as it does in multi-national advertising campaigns for high profile brands such as Hewlett Packard, Nike, Atomic Skis and Designers Against Child Slavery. Marcou’s talent for capturing dynamic motion in abstract forms blends beautifully with his empathetic sense of line in the exclusive print collection available at Eyes On Walls.
IMAGE ‘TASTE OF GLORY’ BY ALEXIS MARCOU 11
COCAINE BY ALEXIS MARCOU
MOUNTAIN PEAK BY ALEXIS MARCOU
MR. RABBIT BY ALEXIS MARCOU
n January 30th, Lora Zombie was on the West Coast to celebrate
the pre- release of a recent collaboration with The Hundreds at their store in Santa Monica, CA. The event marked the first opportunity to purchase the n ew Lo ra Zo m b ie X The Hund reds “Open Wide” tee, now available in their spring 2015 collection, featuring Lora’s take on the classic Adam Bomb mascot. Eyes On Walls was on hand to give out a set of 3 exclusive prints that Lora did for the shirt’s commission to the first 50 people that purchased the new tee. Attendees had the chance to watch Lora live paint an explosive piece titled ‘Pugzilla, Little Girl, Mr Bird With a Match and Adam the Bomb’ while guitarist Dima Ali Oli provided the soundtrack. Check out a video from the evening on our blog at: WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/LORAZOMBIEHUNDREDS
PUGZILLA, LITTLE GIRL, MR BIRD WITH A MATCH AND ADAM THE BOMB | 17
20 | THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY
Self-taught Los Angeles based artist Alex Cherry blurs the line between art and design with digital works directly inspired by music and pop culture.
22 | TURN DOWN FOR WHAT
TAKE A LOOK AROUND BY ALEX CHERRY
ULTRAVIOLET BY ALEX CHERRY
DREAMER BY ALEX CHERRY
KURT BY ALEX CHERRY
24 | SUBMERGE
Charlie Bowater spent her childhood drawing her favorite characters and insisting sheâ€™d grow up to be an animator. Charlie is an illustrator and self-taught digital artist, inspired by music, photography and the wonderful weirdness of life.
26 | FOOLS GOLD
28 | KING BIRD
Lora Zombie is a self-taught painter from Russia and a top seller on the urban art scene. With a unique commentary on pop culture and keen eye for beauty, her raw and grungy trademark style is unmistakable.
30 | UMBRELLA BOY
JESUS LOVES YOU BY LORA ZOMBIE
CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON BY LORA ZOMBIE
CATWOMAN’S MUM BY LORA ZOMBIE
PARACHUTE CAT BY LORA ZOMBIE
“This image is a combination of the instrument William S. Burroughs referred to as the ‘Soft Machine’ and elements of a ruined version of ‘POP’, one of my previous works. By merging the two I hoped to invoke a sense of the vitality of the past, the life associated with it and the construct of the future filtered through the medium of the past. It is about the shift that occurs when attempting to grasp onto those new values.” - HR-FM ON HIS NEW PIECE, ‘SHIFT’
D raw in g in s piration f rom a p revious piece titled ‘The Sha dow Sea ’, A l ex C h e r r y c re a te d t h e ‘ E n d p i re ’ S e r i e s i m a g i n i n g t h e v i ew p o i n t o f t h e l a s t p e r s o n a l i ve to s e e t h e i co n s o f o u r wo r l d ' s m o st p owe r f u l c i t i e s . W h a t power do these icons of empires have when there is no one left to see them?
ENDPIRE I BY ALEX CHERRY
ENDPIRE II BY ALEX CHERRY
ENDPIRE III BY ALEX CHERRY
Published on Apr 3, 2015
The latest issue of the Eyes On Walls Art Magazine is available now! Featuring art from Agnes Cecile, Alex Cherry, Alexis Marcou, HR-FM, and...