From Hiroshima, Japan
Based in Kanagawa, Japan
Shintaro is a mystifying artist, who is capturing everyday life and gives special attention to the presence of light through these scenes. He shares with the observer a unique perspective on ongoing action as well as leaves some mystery for the mind to wonder around
1 - "Ballon"; 2 - "Untitled"; 3 - “In a corner the world"
A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?
S: Art competition and festival called “GEISAI"
A: What inspires you the most?
S: Light. Sunshine, city lights, and any form of light.
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?
S: Stretching a canvas on a frame is a ritual for me.
A: What would you recommend to someone new to art (an artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
S: Discover what you want to express first rather than techniques.
A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?
S: Beautiful, gentle, “setsunai” which is a Japanese adjective hard to translate into English.Something close to bittersweet.
A: The best angle to look at art is from …?
S: Artist’s view
A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is:..?
S: Where and at which point was your heart moved
A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?
S: Regarding my artwork, there is no need to read any books.
A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
S: While the art world changes every day drastically, I want to stay how I am.
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)
S: Where there is a will, there is a way.