Louis Shin worked in the TV industry for 15 years as a successful commercial planner, creating many commercials for major companies, including Suntory, and has received a variety of prizes.
One of his iconic works was a chocolate ad featuring the late composer Naozumi Yamamoto singing “Big is Good.” Shin’s final work in the advertising industry was another indelible work, featuring renowned painter Taro Okamoto shouting “Art is an explosion.”
He began a new career as a painter, and continues to fascinate his fans with wonderful, vividly colored landscape paintings and his unique cat worlds, filled with “Happy Lucky Cats.”
Born in Tokyo.
Started his career as a painter.
1986, 1988, 1990: Participated in Art Expo, New York.
Solo Exhibition in Washington, USA.
Solo Exhibition in Philadelphia, USA.
Began presenting work with animal worlds under the pen name Louis Shin.
Held annual Solo Exhibitions at Isetan, Takashimaya and Matsuya department stores (Tokyo).
Jointly developed the Chattie character with Asahi Graphic, which was used in a calendar for popular Japanese band Dreams Come True.
Chattie was also used by NTT Data and XEROX in advertising campaigns.
Present: He is actively holding Solo Exhibitions at many famous galleries.