Haruka Makita

Haruka Makita (b.1988, Kyoto, Japan) is a Japanese artist who graduated from Kyoto Seika University. She lives and works in Osaka, Japan.

Influenced by her surrounding environment and academic experience, Haruka introduces Japanese ukiyo-e elements into her paintings, also integrating her daily artistic inspiration and emotional expression on the artworks that reflect contemporary life. Most of the images created by the artist are girls of the Edo Period, and she also paints girls of contemporary style. She believes that a girl lives in a certain time and space and will then disappears into the world one day. Therefore, she did not view them with different feelings when comes to the two kinds of girl characters, while consider they are the continuation of each other, as living beings in the present.