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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I have never seen by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Koichiro Takagi I have never seen, 2020 Embroidery, acrylic and lacquer on linen
93.6 x 119.3 cm
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The Serpent offered salvation by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Koichiro Takagi The Serpent offered salvation, 2020 Embroidery and acrylic on board
78 x 20 x 12.5 cm
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We believe your dream by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Koichiro Takagi We believe your dream, 2020 Embroidery, acrylic and lacquer on linen
42 x 33 cm
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Blessed by your hope by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Koichiro Takagi Blessed by your hope, 2020 Embroidery, acrylic and lacquer on linen
42 x 33 cm
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My Eyes Turned Skywards by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Koichiro Takagi My Eyes Turned Skywards, 2020 Embroidery, acrylic and lacquer on linen
82.9 x 119.3 cm
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Pray to your holy idol by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, mixed media, textile
Koichiro Takagi Pray to your holy idol, 2019 Embroidery and acrylic on linen
34.7 x 44 x 4 cm
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This is my God, not your devil by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, mixed media, textile
Koichiro Takagi This is my God, not your devil, 2019 Embroidery, acrylic, and oil stain on linen
44 x 34.8 x 4 cm
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I Know that You are a Martyr by Koichiro Takagi contemporary artwork painting, mixed media, textile
Koichiro Takagi I Know that You are a Martyr, 2014 Embroidery, acrylic and lacquer on linen
102.5 x 88 x 5.8 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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