Amazing Artist Find: Shintaro Ohata

Hello,

I was browsing ye old interwebs and came across probably the most creative and fascinating visual artist I’ve seen in quite some time. I’m a lover of mixed media and this fellow fits the bill to a “t”. (what exactly does that mean anyway? I’m not sure.)

He creates three dimensional paintings by painting a background on canvas and creating the main subjects with polystyrene and painting them in the same style so as to appear to pop out of the canvas. Very hard to explain, you have to see it to believe it. This guy is amazing.

Here is a sample of one of his pieces:

Full front view
Full front view
Side view
Side view
Close up of detail
Close up of detail
Front
Front

He is apparently out of Japan and is making waves in the art world internationally, and rightly so. I have no reason to promote this fellow other than I find his work incredible and his creativity something to enlighten us all.

You can find his website with his portfolio here.

Till next time…

David (Cali Dingo)