Shintaro Miyake

Shintaro Miyake is a painter and performance artist who produces pictures and installations of great eccentricity.  Born in Tokyo in 1970, Miyake's individual work involves creating extraordinarily complex imaginary worlds populated by a diverse range of creatures with whom he has developed a fixation, in the past these have included beavers, octopi and star wars characters.  For performances during exhibitions and art fairs, Miyake will dress as one of the various creatures before immersing himself in his work, often for hours without stopping.