Artist - Chiho Aoshima
Chiho Aoshima, born 1974 in Tokyo, Japan. Designed posters for Transport for London 2006
Chiho Aoshima had no formal art training. Her vivid imagination and natural eye for composition, however, have earned her much critical acclaim. Working in digital media to create luminous fantasy worlds, she describes the process as 'like strands of my thoughts that have flown around the universe before coming back to materialise.' Aoshima begins by drawings in Adobe Illustrator. The lines of natural landscapes and organic forms are then filled with brilliant colour. After printing off sections she rearranges them into balanced yet unexpected compositions. Works vary dramatically in form and scales, from canvas bags to large scale wallpaper installations. Aoshima has contributed to projects and exhibitions worldwide. She currently lives and works in Tokyo.