Shinji Horimura is a contemporary figurative artist from Osaka, Japan. Born in 1975, his curious and adventurous character made his life-path very unique. He spent one year in Australia as an exchange student at the age of 17, majored Anthropology (African Studies) in college, and moved to New York City to study design at the age of 25. After working as a display/interior designer for 6 years, he made a sudden turn to the field of holistic healing to master Oriental Medicine and Chi (energy), and became a professional therapist. He started drawing in 2004 for self-expression when he was a display designer in New York. He invented his own drawing style without a proper education in art. In 2011, Shinji moved back to Japan and started pouring more energy into his art. Currently he presents his works both in Japan and overseas.