A trip to the land of the rising sun

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SHINYA TAMAI

Tamai was born in 1994 in Aichi, Japan. He majors in Japanese painting in Aichi Art University. He is a very young emerging artist in the Japanese painting world.

His painting follows Japanese painting techniques. The base is washi Japanese paper which is still produced in many regions in Japan, using pigments: suihi-enogu and iwa-enogu, and gold and silver leaves and powder, and the agent is nikawa gelatin. 

His painting is stylistic, and his theme is between fantasy and realism. We can see his understanding of classic Japanese paintings, and he applies it to modern painting: decorative, fantastic, and Japanese.