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Miyako artist emulates American pop art icon

Date Posted: 2009-05-07

Toshiichi Shimoji is an artist whoユs ノ well ノ internationally thinking as he chose Andy Warhol as his idol.
The Miyakojima-born artist says heユs inspired by the islandユs winds and fresh summer weather on the island, but adds his real inspiration comes from American pop artist Andy Warhol. Since he was a small child growing up in Miyakojima City, Shimoji says he studied Warholユs works, and thus decided to become an artist himself.
Shimoji says Miyakojima and New York are co-equals for him, with both providing opportunities and incentives for an artist. His works have accumulated, and are now on display at an art exhibition at Okinawa Market in Camp Foster Arcade. The exhibition runs through May 24th.

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