Toshiyuki Enoki studied under modern and contemporary painter, Masataka Oyabu in university. He produced a series of ambitious works in which he delicately and beautifully expresses a metaphysical worldview based on cosmic awareness. Using animals, nudes, phantoms and sacred animals as his motifs, Enoki is a contemporary artist who works with lacquer painting, traditional Japanese painting and western painting that unites reality and mythology.
Starting from the theories and techniques of Western painting, he aims to create global art that encompasses art elements from all over the world that are ancient and modern, beginning with the paintings of the Symbolists and incorporating classic Japanese decorative art from the Rimpa school. The result of his works are a stunning fusion of Western portraiture and Japanese pictorial forms.