Mitsukuni Takimoto瀧本光國

Mitsukuni Takimoto was born in Fukuoka in 1952. He moved to Italy in 1977 to apprentice to Tomonori Toyofuku, who was active in Milan at the time. Since then, Takimoto has consistently pursued a wood sculpture practice while remaining faithful to traditional techniques. Takimoto also works as an expert in the restoration of Buddhist sculptures. Under the influence of Toyofuku, Takimoto worked on abstract sculptural reliefs throughout the 1980s. In the ‘90s he shifted his style toward a more representational one. However, while these works can be called representational, he chooses only subjects like waterfalls and rivers, clouds and smoke: figures that remain in the viewer’s memory like an afterimage. The chisel marks left on the surface of these fluid shapes are simultaneously traces of the act of making, and a symbolic representation of the conscious effort to grasp indeterminate images.

WORKS

Title
Taki 11 - 1
Year
2011
Medium
Camphor wood
Size
208 x 66.5 x 57 cm
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Title
Sō - According to “Birds of Sorrow”, inspired by Noh
Year
2016
Medium
Camphor wood, beeswax, dye, gold leaf
Size
16.2 x 12 x 8 cm
Title
Cat
Year
2020
Medium
Camphor wood
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Title
White Dog
Year
2019
Medium
Camphor wood
Size
25 x 13 x 12.5 cm
Title
Kisō - Man in Black Clothes I
Year
2019
Medium
Camphor wood
Size
55 x 15.3 x 13.5 cm
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Title
Kisō - Woman
Year
2019
Medium
Camphor wood
Size
55.5 x 15 x 12.5 cm
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Title
Evening Visit
Year
2019
Medium
Camphor wood
Size
23 x 18.2 x 5.5 cm

EXHIBITIONS

Tokyo

Kenji Sugiyama, Mitsukuni Takimoto, Saya Irie, SHIMURAbros, Szelit Cheung, Ni Youyu, Wu Qiang, Yao Peng, Yun Yongye, Gregory Halili, Shahpour Pouyan  SUSHI - A World in a Grain of Sand

2021/7/24–9/4

Tokyo

Mitsukuni Takimoto Chōsō

2016/6/26–7/30

Tokyo

Mitsukuni Takimoto

2002/9/2–9/21

NEWS

Art Fair Tokyo 2021

Dates: March 19(fri) – 21(sun), 2021
Location: Tokyo International Forum
Stand: G014
Artist: Hiroyuki Matsuura, Mitsukuni Takimoto