Takashi Seto,  Still Motion, 2018.  Silk, lacquer, silver leaf, gofun power. 21 x 29.7 cm/ 8.3 x 11.7 inches.

Takashi Seto, Still Motion, 2018. Silk, lacquer, silver leaf, gofun power. 21 x 29.7 cm/ 8.3 x 11.7 inches.

Takashi Seto

Born in 1974 in Saitama, Japan

Textile artist Takashi Seto was inspired to revive ancient Japanese dyeing techniques after reading about several long-forgotten methods in a 17th-century fabric book. The complex process, which involves lacquer, silver leaf, and gofun power, prints fine outlines of animals and buildings onto wafer-thin canvases of silk. Seto received his Master’s degree from Tokyo University of the Arts.  


selected solo exhibitions

2018

"Takashi Seto: Dyeing and Textiles" (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

selected group exhibitions

2017

“Kaku no Kai" (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2014

"Kaku no Kai" (Tokyo Metropolitian Art Museum, Tokyo)

2012

“Art Wave Exhibition vol. 9, Souzou no innovation ten" (RECTO VERSO GALLERY, Tokyo)

2010

"The 150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Releations between Japan and Portugal, Nihon, Dentobunka Kokusai Koryu Kyokai (Japan Traditional Culture and International Exchange Association, Japan)

2009

"Wakaki Takumi no Tewazaten" (Saitama Craft Center, Saitama)

2008

"Japan Design Exhibition" (Musse des Arts Decoratifs, Paris)

2006

"Japan - Morocco bunka kouryuten" (Morocco)

awards

2011

Prize, the 49th Gendai Kogeiten, 21st Century Musuem of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2010

Prize, the 49th Gendai Kogeiten, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo