Shintaro Kambara was born in April 2001 in Japan and is currently pursuing his secondary education in the UK.
Kambara has demonstrated a keen interest in the arts since an early age and started practicing Chinese calligraphy and Chinese ink painting. Over time, he explored using other mediums in his artistic development with critical acclaim. In 2016, he entered the 21st National Primary & Middle School Drawing & Calligraphy Competition organised by the China Art Education Promotion Association and won the First Prize in Traditional Chinese Painting Category.
Under the influence of his mother, Kambara has grown to be a young philanthropist. He is particularly interested in the welfare of children and students. He started a small business while attending boarding school and donated his profits to the University of Tokyo to support under privileged overseas students. He also used his drawings to collaborate with the Japanese fashion house Uniqlo to produce tee shirts to raise funds for UNICEF. He is a member of the UNICEF International Council and devoted time & effort outside his busy academic schedule to benefit UNICEF Global. He also supports Centrepoint, a UK initiative for homeless youngsters under the patronage of HRH Duke of Cambridge. Kambara received the Medal of Honour with Dark Blue Ribbon and is among the youngest to be decorated by the Japanese Government.
Somewhere, UK 2018, 30 x 45 cm, Printing ink on cartridge paper