Will Shintani

Will Shintani
Region: Toronto
Generation: Yonsei
Born 1982, Toronto, ON


Yonsei, Will was born and raised in Toronto, ON, Canada. Mom is Japanese-Canadian, and Dad is Ecuadorian.

Using both traditional and digital illustration, Will strives to create artworks that examine the human condition. He likes to engage, study and analyze people. Will says, “It’s about asking questions as much as it is about answers.” His interests and influences include Science Fiction, Comics, Japanese Culture and Hip Hop.

As a visual artist, Will enjoys drawing and painting, with both traditional and digital media. He also does graphic design, and by combining all these skills, he enjoys creating unique illustrations and artworks. Please feel free to catch a glimpse of his latest works: www.instagram.com/willshintani

Will is currently working on opening a new gallery space. He would like to use this space to share Japanese-Canadian artworks, among a wide range of subject matter and styles. Details to come.

For any commissions or questions, please contact Will at admin@willshintani.com


Artist Statement

"Graphic Designer w/the Soul of an Artist by day, Artist w/the Soul of an Assassin by night" I’ve always had an affinity to visual art, and I love that art can touch people minds, and hearts, and souls. I have a particular interest in the human condition, and I tend to explore those curiosities using art and design to engage, study and analyze people. To me, it’s about asking questions as much as it is about giving answers. I have a wide range of interests and influences, from Science Fiction and Comics, to Japanese Culture and Hip Hop.
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