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Shintaro Miyake

Happiness Might be Falling from the Sky, 2013

Pencil, color pencil, acrylic, on paper
31 1/10 × 38 in
79 × 96.5 cm
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Shintaro Miyake
Japanese, b. 1970
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Shintaro Miyake makes large-scale drawings featuring recurring characters, sometimes in detailed scenes, though his works do not contain narratives. Miyake is perhaps best known for drawing character portraits while wearing hand-made costumes of the characters—the creative act itself being a performance. He believes that “to wear the character costume is an expression of making a portrait of myself.” Both his costumes and drawn figures are distinctive for their ovular heads and gaping eyes and mouths. He cites a range of influences, including Salvador Dalí and the Gugging artists, the latter inspiring Miyake to begin working in crayon and colored pencil.

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Shintaro Miyake
Japanese, b. 1970
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Shintaro Miyake makes large-scale drawings featuring recurring characters, sometimes in detailed scenes, though his works do not contain narratives. Miyake is perhaps best known for drawing character portraits while wearing hand-made costumes of the characters—the creative act itself being a performance. He believes that “to wear the character costume is an expression of making a portrait of myself.” Both his costumes and drawn figures are distinctive for their ovular heads and gaping eyes and mouths. He cites a range of influences, including Salvador Dalí and the Gugging artists, the latter inspiring Miyake to begin working in crayon and colored pencil.

Shintaro Miyake

Happiness Might be Falling from the Sky, 2013

Pencil, color pencil, acrylic, on paper
31 1/10 × 38 in
79 × 96.5 cm
Sold
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