Shinro Ohtake

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Art house project in Naoshima, Kagawa

Shinro Ohtake (大竹 伸朗, Ōtake Shinrō, born 8 October 1955) is a Japanese artist who was born in Tokyo and lives in Uwajima, Japan. He paints, creates installations and designs record covers and book covers. He has published dozens of books, such as a dream diary, a picture book, essays and art books. He is a graduate of Musashino Art University.

He presented his works at the documenta 13 exhibition in Kassel, Germany.[1][2]

He formed a music and art group called Puzzle Punks, with Yamatsuka Eye who is a member of Boredoms. He also collaborated with Vaughan Oliver.[3] He designed the public bathhouse and art facility Naoshima Bath "I♥湯" (or Naoshima Bathhouse "I Love Yu") on the island of Naoshima.[4][5]


  1. ^ Crow, Kelly (10 June 2012). "A Party, Every Five Years, for 750,000 Guests". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Shinro Ohtake: NEWNEW". Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art/The MIMOCA Foundation. 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ Livingstone, Marco (Autumn 1993). "Books in freefall". Eye Magazine (No. 10 Vol. 3, 1993). Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  4. ^ Maerkle, Andrew. "Dipping into modern art at Naoshima's bathhouse". Japan Times. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Naoshima Bath "I♥湯"". Retrieved 9 March 2014.

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