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Art of War Edition #2: “Concrete Motorsports”

The second edition of the Art of War series now available on this page
The second edition of the Art of War Series featuring the artwork of Makoto Endo is now available for purchase. “Concrete Motorsports” was created from the original image of the #70 sending it off the start jump during the 2021 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 Qualifying.
Art of War is a visual celebration of the power and chaos of off-road racing, featuring the works of select automotive artists who express the visceral experience of off-road racing through their creative styles.

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“Concrete Motorsports” by Makoto Endo
Paper Size: 20″ x 24″
Image Size: 16″ x 20″
Hand-numbered Edition of 75 on 300gsm cotton rag paper
$125.00
Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Two additional pieces by Makoto will be released over the next few months featuring the vehicles of #11 Rob MacCachren and #179 Mafuzar Motorsports, with additional original pieces in the works.

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All artwork is printed on a piece of 20″ x 24″ cotton rag paper (300gsm) that allows the print to fit directly into a 20″ x 24″ frame unmated, making it easy to walk in to any frame store and pick out a standard frame off the shelf. If you prefer a mat around the artwork, the image size is printed at 16″x20″ to fit a 2″ mat to perfection.

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Makoto Endo (makotoendo.net) was born in the beautiful beachfront town of Niigata, Japan. There, he began his schooling before continuing his education in Tokyo. After graduating, Endo worked as a graphic designer at an advertising agency in Tokyo. Over time, the search for new experiences and opportunities soon led him to New York. In 2011, Makoto Endo made the decision to change his career path to become a full-time painter. At first, Endo painted multiple subjects, such as landscapes and portraits, but then began focusing on one subject in particular—motorcycles.

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Makoto Endo’s one-of-a-kind technique is simple yet powerful: he flings Indian ink on canvas using chopsticks. He has tried many painting tools, except brushes, in order to create a passionate and intense impression. After trial and error, Endo found bamboo chopsticks, chosen for bamboo’s strength and flexibility.

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With his focus completely on motorcycles, Endo has begun exploring new ways of expressing himself. His main goal, however, is to paint the sound of the engine.

Interested in a painting of your race vehicle? Click here to inquire.

About The Mint 400
The Mint 400 is the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America, and is held each March in the treacherous foothills of Sin City. The multi-day event features a massive vehicle parade down the world famous Las Vegas Strip, a two day festival on historic Fremont Street, and two days of grueling off-road racing on a desolate and punishing 400-mile racecourse. Nearly 65,000 off-road and recreational enthusiasts come to watch 500 race teams in 50+ classes from 25 different states and 15 different countries go door to door, while the Livestream coverage is beamed to over 800,000 viewers worldwide. No other off road race allows fans the thrilling experience of watching the top off-road race teams from around the world battle for fame and glory, in a festival setting – complete with a luxury VIP section. The Mint 400 is “The Great American Off-Road Race”!

Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.