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Painting the Sound of an Engine

The first edition of the Art of War series to feature artist Makoto Endo

We are excited to announce the launch of a new ongoing fine art print series titled, Art of War. 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.
The first piece features the artwork of Makoto Endo from the original image of Justin Lofton’s dominant performance taking the overall win at the 2016 Mint 400.

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Jimco Maximus 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.

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Three additional pieces by Makoto will be released over the next few months featuring the vehicles of #11 Rob MacCachren, #70 Concrete Motorsports and #179 Mafuzar Motorsports, with additional original pieces in the works.

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All artwork will be 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.

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.