Tadaomi Shibuya (Japan)
Tadaomi Shibuya reconstructs various motifs such as the human face, animals and industrial products with unique surfaces. Firstly it gives the viewer a sharp and flat impression only to reveal more: a deep texture with brush marks in an uneven painted field. Shibuya’s parents run a sign making business and he grew up with many craftsmen. Shibuya majored in product design at art college, but he was looking for creative connections between 2-D expression and music through his interest in Hip-Hop.