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TAKASHI IWASAKI

Italiano (Italian)

Takashi Iwasaki was born in Hokkaido (1982), Japan. Iwasaki moved to Winnipeg (Canada) to study fine arts at the University of Manitoba in 2002, where he earned Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Now he lives and works in Winnipeg.

His art practice diverges into many mediums from embroidery, paintings, collages, to sculptures; inspired by things and events which surround his daily life as sources of his creation.

“Most of my recent works are either visual recording of my daily life or visualization of my imaginary worlds or landscapes that no one would see unless otherwise depicted.

They may appear to be abstract on the surface, but most shapes and colors have meanings and origins that are very significant to me in the way I feel them, therefore they are very representational and are reflection of my state of mind.

Things that I feel are never the same in the next moment because I keep changing. Capturing moments and sharing my visions with others have been my recent obsession and pleasure”.

Sources: http://www.takashiiwasaki.info/index.html
  https://lanternshows.com/takashi

Photos has been taken from the artist’s website and are covered by copyright  

Grugruberry”, Embroidery floss on fabric (hand embroidered), 358 mm x 305 mm, 2018, Copyright © 2018 Takashi Iwasaki

“Bappa”, Embroidery floss on fabric (hand embroidered), 170 mm x 139 mm, 2016, Copyright © 2016 Takashi Iwasaki

Assembled six separate pieces, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 61cmx91.5cm, 2012, Copyright © 2012 Takashi Iwasaki

“Samiawaminazki”, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered),43cm x 33cm, 2012, Copyright © 2012 Takashi Iwasaki

“Sudeconorosokutaibury”, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 30.5cmx30.5cm, 2008, Copyright © 2008 Takashi Iwasakii

Shounyuimobootspindle”, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 30.5cmx30.5cm, 2008, Copyright © 2008 Takashi Iwasaki

Nyokinyokinijiirokousen”, Embroidery floss and canvas (hand embroidered), 40.5×40.5cm, 2008, Copyright © 2008 Takashi Iwasaki

 

Tanatouhutaba”, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 23cm x 23cm, 2008, Copyright © 2008 Takashi Iwasaki

“Tomoharaharashibigorei”, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 33cmx43cm, 2012, Copyright © 2012 Takashi Iwasaki

Nekoamedama”, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 43cm x 33cm, 2012, Copyright © 2012 Takashi Iwasaki“

“Gokakupristabletoble”, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 30.5cmx30.5cm, 2010, Copyright © 2010 Takashi Iwasaki

“Chiroruhouten”, Embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 35.5cm x 35.5cm, 2010, Copyright © 2010 Takashi Iwasaki

Maria Rosaria Roseo

English version Dopo una laurea in giurisprudenza e un’esperienza come coautrice di testi giuridici, ho scelto di dedicarmi all’attività di famiglia, che mi ha permesso di conciliare gli impegni lavorativi con quelli familiari di mamma. Nel 2013, per caso, ho conosciuto il quilting frequentando un corso. La passione per l’arte, soprattutto l’arte contemporanea, mi ha avvicinato sempre di più al settore dell’arte tessile che negli anni è diventata una vera e propria passione. Oggi dedico con entusiasmo parte del mio tempo al progetto di Emanuela D’Amico: ArteMorbida, grazie al quale, posso unire il piacere della scrittura al desiderio di contribuire, insieme a preziose collaborazioni, alla diffusione della conoscenza delle arti tessili e di raccontarne passato e presente attraverso gli occhi di alcuni dei più noti artisti tessili del panorama italiano e internazionale.