Yuko Shimizu: the high art of illustration

I am so fond of the work of Yuko Shimizu, the New York-based Japanese illustrator who is not to be confused with her namesake, the creator of Hello Kitty. Her work straddles the worlds of advertising and magazines and includes portraits of world leaders, including Aung San Su Kyi (above centre) , the celebrated Burmese political prisoner. The way she magically mixes traditional techniques with contemporary pop culture reminds me a lot of Kozyndan.