With a strong belief that her role is to connect the invisible with the visible world through art, contemporary artist Miwa Komatsu continues to depict otherworldly creatures. People can’t help but be intrigued by the powerful and colorful images of seemingly frightening, yet strangely charming, creatures as if they directly “talk” to viewers’ souls.

“I believe that I’ve got opportunities to show my works to many people because that’s the role I should play in the world,” Komatsu said.

Through April 28, “Miwa Komatsu: Divine Spirit” at the Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, in the city’s iconic art and lifestyle center H Queen’s, presents the artist’s latest works. These include acrylic and mixed-media paintings, scroll paintings on traditional Japanese Hakata-ori textile and painted komainu (guardian lion-dog) sculptures.