Haruko Maeda was born in 1983 in Tokyo and lives in Austria since 2005. Her paintings are both dark and shiny, like a perfect balance of a golden and a dark age – that is exactly the times we are living in. This is even more evident in her sculptures/installation. And the classic references are a plus value. Her art is like those scenes that are scary and creepy but we cannot keep our eyes off them: this is how I feel looking at Haruko Maeda’s artworks: fascination and fear.