Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Takashi Iwasaki


I'm completely smitten with the work of Takashi Iwasaki, particularly his colorful embroideries. They have a playful spirit reminiscent of Joan Miró or Alexander Calder, which of course, makes me smile. Yet there is also a narrative quality to these pieces, as if we are privy to a glimpse of some fantastic story already in progress. It appears as if some of the figures are moving right out of the fabric frame, don't you think? Also, his use of color is perfection.

To read the artist's statement and see more of his work, click here.

7 comments:

  1. Incredible! That must take so much patience and such a vision. I love the colors!

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  2. Love the colors! Especially against the black.

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  3. awesome! i love finding new artists, thanks for sharing

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  4. Wow, what a fabulous artist. I agree Mary, his use of color is spectacular:)

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  5. Oh yes, he is inspiring! I believe it is his eastern blood speaking for us - we see his works as something far away and unique, inspired by spirits we have never heard about. And his simplicity and unusualness speaks to us. Works like these rely very much on the subconscious of the viewer and that is why they are very provocative and influential, because they give us the space to add something of us in what we see.

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  6. I was reminded of Miró right away —it's playful and tribal at once... glorious!

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