Japanese Artist

Tomoni Shintaku

Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Tomoni Shintaku obtained his Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) from the Kyushu Sangyo University of Art, Fukuoka in 2005. In 2013, he entered the Shinjuku Culinary Institute, Tokyo.

Tomoni creates art works based on the concept of food, gleaned from his training in art and food. He experiments with familiar, everyday food items like instant noodles, cakes, Bento meals and fast food to portray modern life and social issues in a plain, simple and cynical fashion.

He currently works and lives in Singapore.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 “Streams of Gyudon”, Sawada Mansion Gallery room38, Kochi, Japan.
2015 “Mountains of Bento Meals from Convenience Stores”, CCC – the center for creative communications, Shizuoka, Japan.
2015 “Streams of Cup Noodles”, HAGISO, Tokyo, Japan.
2016 “Mountains of Bento Meals from Convenience Stores – Time is money”, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo.
2016 “BENTO”, the palace side hotel, Kyoto, Japan.
2018 “COLOUR ME WELL”, One East Asia Gallery, One East Asia Gallery, Singapore.

AWARDS
2001 The 37th Fukuoka Art Exhibition Fukuoka parliamentary speaker Prize.
2002 The 34th West Japan Art Exhibition.
2005 The Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005.
2013 The 2nd Miyamoto Saburo Memorial Drawing Award.
2015 TWS-Emerging 2016.
2015 CCC New Creators Competition 2016.
2015 Tokyo Wonder Wall 2015.
2015 WONDER SEEDS 2015.
2018 Artmore Award Izaki Prize.

ART FAIRS
2018 Art Jakarta 2018 (Indonesia)
2018 Art Gyeongju 2018 (Korea)
2018 ART FORMOSA 2018 (Taiwan)
2018 Busan Annual Market of Art 2018 (Korea)

BIBLIOGRAPHY / MEDIA
2015 ISE NY Artist Registry 2015.
2016 TOKYO WONDER SITE ANNUAL REPORT 2016, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture.

BENTO Series – Wiener(2018)Acrylic on Canvas 35.5cm x 45.5cm

BENTO Series – Cheese Chikuwa Fried Rice(2018)Acrylic on Canvas 35.5cm x 45.5cm

BENTO Series – Japanese Mixed Rice(2018)Acrylic on Canvas 35.5cm x 45.5cm

BENTO Series – Chikuwa Soup(2018)Acrylic on Canvas 35.5cm x 45.5cm

I Love USA Series – nekcihC deirF ykcutneK – regruB ustaK iroT(2018)Acrylic on Canvas 45.5cm x 45.5cm

I Love USA Series – s’dlanoDcM sugnA lanigirO ehT(2018)Acrylic on Canvas 45.5cm x 45.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Matcha Green Tea [In 65 people](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 30.5cm x 30.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Lychee Delight [In 82 people](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 45.5cm x 45.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Cherry-Swirl Cake [In 170 ppl](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 45.5cm x 45.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Matcha Green Tea [Back](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 30.5cm x 30.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Lychee Delight [Back](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 45.5cm x 45.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Cherry-Swirl Cake [Back](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 45.5cm x 45.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Black Forest Cake [In 82 people](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 45.5cm x 45.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Fresh Fruit Spongecake [In 197 people](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 60cm x 60cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Black Forest Cake [Back](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 45.5cm x 45.5cm

Let’s Eat, Everyone Series – Fresh Fruit Spongecake [Back](2018)Acrylic on Canvas 60cm x 60cm