Makoto Endo’s Illustrations
Makoto Endo was born in the beautiful beachfront town of Niigata, Japan and earned his education in illustration and graphic design in Tokyo. Upon graduation, Endo worked in a Tokyo advertising agency as a graphic designer. Over time, the search for new experiences and opportunities soon led him to New York, where he worked as an art director and creative director for a lot of his 25 years in the advertising business. In 2011, Endo made the decision to become a full time painter. Having never stopped painting through his career, his unique and characteristic painting style was soon founded. His technique is simple yet powerful: he flings Indian ink on canvas using chopsticks. With his focus mainly on motorcycles, Endo has been exploring new ways of expressing himself. His main goal, however, is to paint the sound of the engine.