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Takashi Kanazawa

Born in 1986 in Kamagaya, Japan Lives and works in Chiba, Japan

From roaring tigers to delicate cranes, Takashi Kanazawa’s shining paintings crafted with metal pigments and minute brushwork explore the vibrancy of animals and the sacred beasts of Japan. Kanazawa, who has a Master’s degree from Tokyo University in the traditional Japanese painting technique of Nihonga, utilizes the texture and reflective quality of pigments such as silver and tin to impart life and vibrancy unto his subjects. Posed against minimalist backgrounds, Kanazawa’s beasts possess a spiritual quality to them, capturing the viewer’s eye and keeping them spellbound with their fragile yet dangerous auras. 


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

“Takashi Kanazawa Nihonga-ten” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2015

The 49th Lespoir-Ten “Takashi Kanazawa Solo Exhibition”

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

“Delta” (Fukoka Mitsukoshi, Fukoka)
“Wakon” (Seizan Gallery, Sakai Kyoseido)
“Delta” (Sapporo Mitsukoshi, Sapporo)
“The 2nd Delta” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Sendai)
“Nihonga: Contemporary Art of Japan" (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)

2017

“The Red – Men” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
“Delta” (Niigata Mitsukoshi, Niigata)

2016

“Nihonga Sannin-ten” (Matsuyama Mitsukoshi, Matsuyama)
“Delta” (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Sendai)
“Something Precious Exhibition - Idol” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2015

Nihonga Sannin-ten (Niigata Mitsukoshi, Niigata)
“Something Precious: Water” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

 

Awards

2011

Honorable mention for Thesis Work, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

 

Exhibitions

Nihonga: Contemporary Art of Japan

Nihonga: Contemporary Art of Japan