http://www.koichirotakagi.com/


Born in Tokyo, Takagi was educated in an art school in San Francisco, and was based in New York for a while before moving back to Tokyo. He is known for his wide range of expressions from paintings to embroideries. Takagi portrays“uneasiness“ along side his soon to be seen imaginary utopia through his works. The guides to this utopia, the animals motifs, question the viewers the“truth”.

Takagi has been involved in various exhibitions both domestically and internationally. Also his works have been fea- tured in collaborations with various fashion brands such as ZUCCa, BEAMS, PORTER, Paul Smith.

東京で生まれ。San Franciscoのアートスクールで様々な素材を学び、しばらくNYを制作拠点にした後に帰国した高木はペインティングから 刺繍まで作風の幅は広い。 高木の作品は揺れ動く人々の心情や抱えている矛盾を描きながら、見た事は無いがあると信じたい理想郷の存在を表現している。理想郷へ の導き手として彼の作品の主人公の表情に秘められた様々な思惑は、鑑賞者の内面に対して今一度、揺らぐ価値観の中での各々にとっての 真実とは何かを問いかけている。 国内外の企画展やグループ展の参加や個展開催で画家として精力的な活動し、ZUCCa、BEAMS、PORTERやPaul Smithなどのアパレルブ ランドへのデザイン提供やコラボレーションも多く行っている。NY Timesなど国内外のメデイアにも紹介されている。


Articles

Solo Exhibition “Take a Look in the Mirror”, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo

Group exhibition “TOKYO STREET”, 2013 Jan, Singapore


Solo Exhibitions 

2014 | “EYES OF TOMORROW”, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN

2013 | “Take a Look in the Mirror”, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, JAPAN

2012 | “Romantic Ideal”,  Gallery Target, JAPAN

2011 | “Pink Pepper”, Galerie Agathe Helion & CLEAR, Paris, FRANCE

2010 | “Boys Stitches Club”,  Tokyo Hipsters Club, Tokyo, JAPAN

2009 | “Paint it Black”,  No.12 gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN

 

Group Exhibition (selected)

2014 |
“Beast from a Foreign Land – 東京の12人のアーティストとAJ Fosikのコラボレーション展 -”HPGRP Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013|
“POSSE ACTION !!” Gallery Target, Tokyo, JAPAN
“TOKYO STREET”, IKKAN ART GALLERY, Singapore

2012 |
“Ribbon bar”, No.12 Gallery, JAPAN
“LOBSTER PICNIC”, Tastemakers & Co., JAPAN
“My Trophy”, PASS THE BATON OMOTESANDOU, JAPAN
“CUTLOG contemporary art fair” Bourse du Commerce, Paris, FRANCE

2011 |
“ART CONTEMPORAIN JAPONAIS” Galerie Agathe Helion & CLEAR, Paris, FRANCE
“CUTLOG contemporary art fair” Bourse du Commerce, Paris, FRANCE

2010 |
“CUTLOG contemporary art fair”, Bourse du Commerce, Paris, FRANCE
“Piggy Bank Collection”, ISETAN Shinjuku, Tokyo JAPAN
“Concrete Hermit At The Conran Shop”, The Conran shop, Tokyo, JAPAN

 

Client Works
2012 |

MILKFED.(T-shirt design) / Beams T (T-shirt design) / toe (CD Jacket design)
ZUCCa (T-shirt, Bag, pouch design)


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