One Side Wing

Master-Giclée, Limited Edition of 100 pieces.


SMALL     100 x 125 cm (39.4 x 49.2 inch)

MEDIUM   120 x 150 cm (47 x 59 inch)

LARGE     140 x 175 cm (55 x 68.9 inch)


Artist: Nobuyuki Shimamura

Land of Origin: Japan

Nobuyuki’s One Side Wing is a painting about uncertainty, life and death. While discussing his own life viewed from his 50’s forward, Shimamura says “I came to realize in this world that things did not flow as I had imagined. Many mysteries can suddenly come from nowhere and change our lives completely.”

In that sense, One Side Wing speaks of the uncertainty of our lives, the fragility of our organic suits, and an unknown future. It appears that only one wing was given despite the need for two. Balance appears present but not without struggle. But Nobuyuki sees hope. A feather near the model’s hand speaks of that, and the artist believes this little feather of hope will lead us out of the darkness.

The skulls hiding faintly in the background speak of human life and death, but the artist also wants them to remind us of the value for life amid this intrusive and peering mortality. He intends to bring the message to the viewer that hope is ever present, lighting the path of the mind through periods of unexpected hardship.


We use the highest possible, colour tested printing process in the IBEX ArtLab. The Master-Giclées are overseen by the artists themselves to ensure that they are exactly as the artists want them. All used materials for the Master-Giclées are acid-free, so they will not turn yellow or go brittle. We use archival pigment inks which have the longest lifespan of any ink currently known.

At IBEX, we believe in providing the highest quality Master-Giclées to match the high quality of our artists. All pieces are produced in our own print, varnishing and framing facilities in Germany. From start to finish each work of art is handled personally by a master printer with more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts.