Shintaro Miyake


Miyake's notebook the drawings tend to reveal a child-like and playful way of seeing the world. He shows the daily efforts of his signature characters, with their long, thin arms and legs and their elliptical heads.

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1970, Miyake is one of the shooting stars of the Japanese art scenes. For his exhibitions he invents artificial characters, for which he designs costumes that he uses in his performances. For Miyake: "To wear the character costume is an expression of making a portrait of myself. I feel something is missing just showing a completed work". His works are completed through his performance, and correspond thematically to his character. He is represented by Tomyo Koyama Gallery in Tokyo.