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Artist Crush: Akio Takamori

May 31st, 2013 · 5 Comments

Akio Takamori is a widely-recognized artist originally from Japan, now based in Seattle. I love Judith Schwartz‘ description of his sculptures as “loose billowy puffs of clay seeming to encapsulate air.” These figures all share the same illusion – that they’re made of something else besides ceramics. It is also intriguing that Takamori makes a habit of showing asian figures in historical European clothing full of pomp and presige.

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Alice in Black Dress, Little Alice_ Akio Takamori

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akio takamori_girl in a red striped dress

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Akio Takamori_boy girl

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AkioTakamori_Girl in Red Dress

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Images via Kunstforum, Ferrin Gallery, and James Harris Gallery.