Tomoni Shintaku’s concept of food rationing is unique. His artworks are stunningly and beautifully
original. Using food as the main object of his paintings, he showcases the issues that people face in
this modern life.

Colour Me Well puts together a combination of colours and patterns in three series.

Tomoni Shintaku presents his idea of food through patterns, playing around the idea of how food is not just a daily necessity in this modern day. His use of bright colours seems to encapsulate this idea as it magnifies the frivolousness of the food items presented, such as cakes which is considered a luxurious food. The repetition seems to suggest that people in this modern society take for granted the value of food even though eating is necessary for survival.

This is Tomoni Shintaku first solo exhibition with One East Asia gallery.

About Artist, Tomoni Shintaku
Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1982, Tomoni Shintaku is a contemporary artist who attained his
bachelor in Kyushu Sangyo University of Art, Fukuoka in 2005 and continued to pursue his
culinary education in Shinjuku Culinary Institute, Tokyo in 2013. Influenced by the
relationship of art and food, he draws connections between modern day society and
cultures. His paintings are characterised by patterns and motifs revolving around the value
and price of convenience in this fast paced society. Shintaku’s works were exhibited in
various places across Japan. His most recent award was the Artmore Award Izaki Prize which
was presented to him early this year. Shintaku currently lives and works in Singapore.


Exhibition Dates: 1 – 21 August 2018
Monday – Friday: 12 – 7pm
Saturday: 12 – 4 pm
Closed on 9 August in lieu of Singapore National Day celebration.
Closed on Sundays.

Artist Talk
Date: 18 August 2018, Saturday
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Registration required: [email protected]
Entrance: Free

15 Scotts Road, #09-03
Thong Teck Building
Singapore 228218