b. 1974, Japan

Koichiro Takagi Biography

Born in Tokyo in 1974, Koichiro Takagi moved to the US after graduating from university in Japan and learned screen-printing at San Francisco's Academy of Art College (now the Academy of Art University). He relocated to New York to start his career as a painter and returned to Tokyo in 2005, where he now lives and works. Using animals and anthropomorphic creatures as motifs, Takagi creates an eerie/peculiar Utopian world, playing with often conflicting concepts such as affinity and discomfort, anonymity and mysticism. Influenced by punk music and street art, he broadens the range of his creative output by using a wide range of techniques and materials such as painting, embroidery, collage, and stencil. Takagi's works have recently been presented in various solo shows, including This is the secret everyone knows, Gallery Target (Tokyo, 2018); Gloom, Gallery Target (Tokyo, 2015) and DMO Arts (Osaka, 2015); and EYE OF TOMORROW, Clear Edition (Tokyo, 2014); along with a number of group shows worldwide, notably in the US, France, and Singapore.

Koichiro Takagi Featured Artworks

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Mirror No. 18 by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork sculpture
Koichiro TakagiMirror No. 18, 2020Embroidery on linen
16 x 14 cm
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Holy Property by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Koichiro TakagiHoly Property, 2010Embroidery on cotton, acrylic and wood
91.5 x 61.5 x 53 cm
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Mirror No. 17 by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork sculpture
Koichiro TakagiMirror No. 17, 2020Embroidery on linen
16 x 14 cm
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Worship 01 by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Koichiro TakagiWorship 01, 2014Embroidery on linen, acrylic, lacquer and wood
40.5 x 26.2 x 11.5 cm
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Revelation of Light by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork sculpture
Koichiro TakagiRevelation of Light, 2020Embroidery on linen
27.3 x 18.7 cm
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I have never seen by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Koichiro TakagiI have never seen, 2020Embroidery, acrylic and lacquer on linen
93.6 x 119.3 cm
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Absorb the force source by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork sculpture
Koichiro TakagiAbsorb the force source, 2020Embroidery on linen
31.8 x 41 cm
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From the hallowed light by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork sculpture
Koichiro TakagiFrom the hallowed light, 2016Embroidery on linen
38 x 45.5 cm
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Koichiro Takagi Recent Exhibitions

Koichiro Takagi Represented By

MAKI contemporary art gallery in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan MAKI Tokyo
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