Sho Shibuya

Sho Shibuya and Craig Costello
BLACK RAIN: August 6th, 2021
Acrylic on paper
15 x 22.75 inches

BLACK RAIN is a collaboration between Japanese artist Sho Shibuya, and the American artist Craig Costello, created to commemorate the horrific anniversary of the United States dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th, 1945. After the bomb was detonated, massive amounts of smoke, soot, particles, rubble, and other matter was carried into the atmosphere, and when it rains, the droplets were black and poisonous, coating the land with radioactive dirt. The painting recognizes the violence and tragedy of that day, and reminds us that nuclear weapons should never be used anywhere on Earth again.

About Sho Shibuya
Sho Shibuya is an artist, graphic designer and founder of the creative studio Placeholder. Born in Japan, he has lived in New York City since 2011. He has designed numerous brand identities for start-ups and established companies alike, and created the non-profit project Plastic Paper, which uses creativity as a platform for sustainability.