Shingo Matsunuma

Shingo Matsunuma

name: Shingo
surname: Matsunuma
year of birth: 1977
country: Japan


by Shingo Matsunuma


Q1: When did you start making art?
I graduated from the University of Fine Arts of Japan in 2002.
But then I have had other work for a while…
I started digital art is from about 2010.

Q2: What does inspire you?
I inspired by many things. Art, anime, movie, toys, game…
I most influence artist “Katsuhiro Otomo” so far in Japan.I influence artist “Kazuhiko Nakamura(Almacan)” now in Japan.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s movies, Jan Svankmajer’s movies, HR Giger’s art and movies
and more…3A toys, Ma.k., Kowlon’s Gate (ps game), machinarium (pc game), and more…

Q3: What are your techniques?
I used only photoshop. I draw from sketch to finish it.
I used one wall texture and default brush.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I draw biomech, robot, animal, creature.
There are many robots and strange living creatures fused with inorganic substances in my work, but I never imbue these creatures with negative feelings like “unhappiness, sadness, fear, or anger.”
Although they have a strange look about them, they evoke subtle feelings of “quietness, peace, tenderness, and joy.”

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I will use a lot of black-and-white.
I can not use well the color pop…

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I want to improve everything…
I want a drawing force…
I want to use pop color…

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
I don’t have a project now…
I want to challenge animation and book.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of Shingo Matsunuma.
biomech, metal, draw

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
Maybe…It draw that I was a student…
I was drawing a sketch of the fusion of fish and boy.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
I think I have not changed my first work much…
Improvement of technology a little…

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
I don’t know art… but drawing is my life^^

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