Takashi Iwasaki – embroidery art

nyokinyokinijiirokousen by Takashi Iwasaki

Takashi Iwasaki‘s March show in Vancouver was postponed, so we’re doing our own little show here. Iwasaki, who was born in Japan and studied in both Japan and Canada, also produces paintings and drawings but it’s his embroideries that are particularly interesting, not just because it’s nice to see embroidery being done by a male artist, but also because of their unconventional, non-fussy style – he somehow bends the medium to make embroidery lines appear loosely hand-painted or drawn, so that there’s an interesting disjunction between method and effect. The embroideries are also reminiscent of the work of many artists who have worked in a similar candy-coloured palette: Takashi Murakami, Brian Wildsmith, Paul Klee and others.

miji miji umiushipu by Takashi Iwasaki

arabipunchgennosuke by Takashi Iwasaki

Sanhurst by Takashi Iwasaki


isogashiyumekojo by takashi iwasaki

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4 Responses to “Takashi Iwasaki – embroidery art”

  1. ii-ne-kore Says:

    i really just can’t say enough how much i adore takashi iwasaki’s work. it just bowls me right over. thanks for such an insightful little piece on him. i am sure it beautifully fills the gap until his show is on:)

  2. joana Says:

    Great! Love Takashi Iwasaki’s work ♡

  3. Laura Says:

    b e a u t i f u l

  4. Judith Says:

    Exquisite! What size are they?

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