by Maki Shimizu
Maki said: I'd like to become an artist who can express my own mind and spirit (1994). Ich bin so banal (2010).
Born in 1981 in Tokyo. Inspired by the worlds of Picasso that, "Art is a lie which allows us to recognise the truth," Maki set out on her journey into art, deciding that she would become an artist. She studied fine art in Japan majoring in printing techniques, before going on to complete a graphic design degree in Bielefeld, Germany. Since 2006 she has been working as an artist and illustrator in Berlin.