イヂチアキコ Akiko Ijichi Japanese Painter. "Nihonga" Traditional Japanese Painting (using powdered mineral pigments instead of oils)
The artworks are characterized by presenting mainly girls and adolescents who give off a halo of sadness. The drawings of Ijichi maintain that youthful air, supported by the use of symbols such as school uniforms, colored ties and butterflies, in many cases decorated with tops. Far from describing complacent states, in their work there is a lot of nonconformity since most of the times the girls appear alone, somewhat helpless and like only company the one of animals with which they are mimic.