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Contemporary Hanging Scroll by Takeda Kunisa, GLOBE Hikari 445
Please refer to our stock # 1314 when inquiring.
Takeda Kunisa is an artist who has always sought to move beyond the boundaries of traditional Nihonga and push the envelope of the medium. Here he has created an almost electric pattern of colorful light on a field of crimson and yet presented this hyper modern work in a traditional scroll mounting. Pigment on silk in a silk frame with antique sarasa cloth ichimonji accents, it is 51.5 x 196 cm (20 x 77 inches) and comes with a futomaki roller enclosed in the original signed double wood box titled GLOBE Hikari 445. All is in excellent condition.
Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takeda Kunisa graduated the Tama Bijutsu Daigaku University of Art in 1984. He first exhibited in that same year with the 11th Sogakai Exhibition (garnering awards there in 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2003). In 1989 his work was selected for the Gendai Nihon Bijutsu-ten National Modern Art Exhibition, In 1992 he was granted an internship with the ministry of cultural affairs, and the following year his work was feature in the exhibition Gendai E-ga no Ichidanmen, Nihonga wo Koeta (Moving beyond Nihonga in Modern Painting) held at the Tokyo Museum of Art. Since his work can be seen at such prestigious evens as the Ryoyoganten and VOCA. His work is held in the collection of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Nerima Art Museum, Yokohama Museum of Art, Museum of Art Tokyo, as well as being an important part in the celebrated collection of Ueda Kuniaki.
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