Born in Tokyo in 1977 and moved to New York to study engravings in his young age, Takeru is a painter and sculptor that incorporates classicism and modernity, foreign influences, and Japanese pop culture in his creations whether in painting, sculpture, drawing or printing technique.
His world is unique and childlike, inspired by the Japanese culture of the end of the 20th century in which he grew up.
Takeru uses classical, philosophical, or even mythological subjects and mixes them with neo-pop aesthetics and often a touch of humor. Think of a Venus with a lemon. Or the Virgin Mary sketched in bright neon colors. It can be surprising to see these well-known (Western) icons, from his Tokyo pop perspective, surreal even.
Black and white, woman and man, belong and not of belongs and not, from painting and printing, to sculpting and designing, delicate in might, an artistic mind with a following of eyes from various field of life.
His first drawings were at his age of two years old. He has exhibited his artworks in Tokyo and Hong Kong, and Paris from 2016 and now he is worldwide, and his art are into major collections. He is the creator of the lifestyle art brand «Newart» and collaborated with several brands such as Yoji Yamamoto.
Foto del artista: Tomada de @takeruamano