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Takayo Seto
updated: 06/16/2012
website: www.takayoseto.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Greeting
Defense
Riddling
Jump
Flow
On the Way
Field Work
Her Debut
Falling
Detour
Leaving
Like a Bird
Messenger
Mirror
Flying to the Moon
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, figurative, gestural, humor, spiritual, nature, organic
 
 
Greeting by Takayo Seto
Greeting
inkjet on paper
2009
6.8 " x  17 " 
Defense by Takayo Seto
Defense
inkjet on paper
2009
7.5" x  16.5" 
Riddling by Takayo Seto
Riddling
inkjet on paper
2009
10.5" x  14.8" 
Jump by Takayo Seto
Jump
inkjet on paper
2009
10.5 " x  16 " 
Flow by Takayo Seto
Flow
inkjet on paper
2009
9,4" x  16.5" 
On the Way by Takayo Seto
On the Way
inkjet on paper
2009
11 " x  15.8 " 
Field Work by Takayo Seto
Field Work
inkjet on paper
2012
10.2 " x  17 " 
Her Debut  by Takayo Seto
Her Debut
inkjet on paper
2011
17 " x  11 " 
Falling by Takayo Seto
Falling
inkjet on paper
2011
11 " x  15.4 " 
Detour by Takayo Seto
Detour
inkjet on paper
2010
17 " x  11 " 
Leaving by Takayo Seto
Leaving
inkjet on paper
2010
10.5" x  16.4" 
Like a Bird by Takayo Seto
Like a Bird
inkjet on paper
2009
16.7 " x  11 " 
Messenger by Takayo Seto
Messenger
inkjet on paper
2009
17 " x  9.5 " 
Mirror by Takayo Seto
Mirror
inkjet on paper
2011
16.4 " x  11 " 
Flying to the Moon by Takayo Seto
Flying to the Moon
inkjet on paper
2011
16.5 " x  11 " 

Artist Statement
My work starts with chaos, with confusion. Searching for a clear and pure order, I reduce everything I see to its essence. In order to create a form of harmony and power, I only allow the most important things to have a place.

Creating artwork is my way to exploring life’s richness, and I want viewers to experience this with me. I try to show the essential, so my audience can feel the truth and purity of life. My work brings people to a space where lives are connected. Beyond nations, race, religion, professions, or whatever sets us apart, my images draw viewers into the totality of life, where they feel a sense of oneness.

Artist Bio / CV
I was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan. After I graduated in 1984 from Sophia Junior College where I majored in English, I transferred to Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and majored in American Studies. I earned BA in 1986 and returned to Japan to work in business. While in Tokyo, I started to take art lessons, and found so much joy and freedom in creating another dimension of the world on canvas. I decided to go back to school to study painting seriously. Participating in the Educational Exchange Program administered by Exchange:Japan, I entered the University of Alabama in 1994, where I majored in painting, while working as a Japanese instructor. These years convinced me of my passion for art. In 1996, I entered the Pratt Institute graduate program majoring in painting, and earned MFA in 1999. Since then, my paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions. I live and work in Brooklyn, New York.