Shinji Tokushima’s Fantastic Realism
1966 Shinji Himeno in Tokushima , Japan, was born. 1988 showed him in Tokyo, the wife of the Japanese ambassador in Bonn in a German magazine, the Peasants’ War Panorama of Tübke in Bad Frankenhausen. The encounter with this monumental paintings in large paintings impressed Shinji Himeno so much that he decided to go to Germany to learn the artistic crafts. Therefore, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, he moved first to Berlin. In the fall of 1991 Shinji Himeno went to an art opening to Leipzig, where he Tübke , representatives of the so-called Leipzig School , personally met. He told him that he had come with the desire to Germany to study with him. At this time Tübke no longer taught, however, already own at the School of Visual Arts in Leipzig, but advised him definitely a study in the prestigious art academy. So Shinji Himeno completed his undergraduate studies until 1993 in Leipzig, and changed for the main study at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna . Here he graduated in 1997 as a master student of Arik Brauer from, one of the main representatives of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism . Shinji Himeno lives and works in Berlin since 1997.
( Apologies for the quality, very difficult to find good resolution photographs )