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Takashi Usui
updated: 12/03/2011
website: www.takashiusui.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Utopia
Memory of Arena Coliseo
Belief System
Dreamland Big Circus
Love
Peace
Shitting being and Observers,Tunnel to Heaven
Tunnel to Heaven
Frying Creatures
Life in the Water,Landscape with Neon Pink Sky
Machiboke
Mime Mime
Spring had come
untitled
untitled
 
Portfolio Keywords:  erotic, humor, animals, organic, abstract, figurative, nature, surreal, anatomy, gender/sexuality
 
 
Utopia by Takashi Usui
Utopia
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2011
25.5" x  40" 
Memory of Arena Coliseo by Takashi Usui
Memory of Arena Coliseo
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2011
25.5" x  40" 
Belief System by Takashi Usui
Belief System
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2011
25.5" x  40" 
Dreamland Big Circus by Takashi Usui
Dreamland Big Circus
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2011
25.5 25.5 " x  40 40 " 
Love by Takashi Usui
Love
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2010
25.5 " x  40 " 
Peace by Takashi Usui
Peace
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2010
25.5 " x  40 " 
Shitting being and Observers,Tunnel to Heaven by Takashi Usui
Shitting being and Observers,Tunnel to Heaven
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2009
56 " x  40 " 
Tunnel to Heaven by Takashi Usui
Tunnel to Heaven
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2009
25.5" x  40" 
Frying Creatures by Takashi Usui
Frying Creatures
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2009
25.5 " x  40 " 
Life in the Water,Landscape with Neon Pink Sky by Takashi Usui
Life in the Water,Landscape with Neon Pink Sky
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2009
56 " x  40 " 
Machiboke by Takashi Usui
Machiboke
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2009
25.5 " x  40 " 
Mime Mime by Takashi Usui
Mime Mime
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2009
25.5 " x  40 " 
Spring had come by Takashi Usui
Spring had come
Color pencil and Acrylic on paper
2011
22 " x  12.5 " 
untitled by Takashi Usui
untitled
color pencil on paper 8x6 each
2008
Dimensions variable
untitled by Takashi Usui
untitled
color pencil on paper 8x6each
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
My works are strongly related to sexual instinct (eroticism) and aging of the body. The sexual instinct sways human existence and creates pain and ecstasy. The sexual instinct is deeply involved in emotion and death. The work expresses the pain and ecstasy of body and mind. Pain and ecstasy must exist together. It is this co-existence that makes the realization of each possible. Body and mind also live and let live. It is an unchangeable fact that the body is dying while the mind is growing. I am not conscious of how this impacts on my art. I create works of art, hoping for a revelation of my soul.

Artist Bio / CV

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Yamanashi, Japan

1996 Pratt Institute, Painting, M.F.A., Brooklyn, 

1989 Moved to New York City from Tokyo, Japan

1986 Tama Art University, Design, B.A.

           

EXHIBITIONS

2010 “What’s so funny?” Curated by Linda Horn, Spencertown Academy Arts Center,NY

2010 Takashi Usui recent works “Creature in the Pink World” ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY

2009  “Urban Sensitivity” Curated by Mako Wakasa, Gallery 128, New York ,NY.

2001  “Buying Time: Nourishing Excellence, The 2000 NYFA Painting Fellow” Curated by William Stover, Sotheby’s, New York, NY.

2000 “Good Business is the Best Art”, Flat File + Slide Project, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.

1999 “4th Annual Small Works Benefit Raffle”, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY.

1999 “Size Matters” Curated by Mike Weiss, Gale Gates et al, Brooklyn, NY.

1999 “Artists in the Marketplace”, Curated by Marysol Nieves & Lydia Yee, The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

1998 “Phillip Morris Art Award Final Selection”, Junji Ito, Yuko Hasegawa, Kunio Yaguchi – Jurors, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan.

AWARDS

2005 Artist’s Fellowship (Drawing), The New York Foundation for the Arts.

2000 Artist’s Fellowship (Painting), The New York Foundation for the Arts.

1998 The Artists in the Marketplace Program, Featured Artist, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY.

1998 Phillip Morris Art Award Japan, Finalist, Tokyo, Japan.