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Moemi Takano

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Degree: BFA
University: Goldsmiths, University of London
Graduation Year: 2015

New Blood Art Statement

Using urban tapestries to reflect the contemporary world, emerging artist Moemi Takano combines culturally potent handcraft with contemporary reinvention.
 
Looking at Takano’s work, it’s a delight to see that the distinctive ethnic traits of her craft are not lost to modernism. Instead, Takano uses a variety of mark-making, embroidery, and dyeing techniques to create captivating homages to traditional Japanese handcraft; the artist then compliments these creations to sensational effect by reimagining them in a contemporary light.
 
The effect of Takano’s work is striking, and emits a powerful message which serves to remind us all of the resilient bonds between new and old.

Artist Statement

My current artistic practice revolves around the idea of subversive aspect of handcraft, particularly that of textiles. By applying various mark-making methods such as print, dyeing and embroidery, I create surfaces that explore intersections between text, textile and art history.

Solo Exhibitions

2017, Landscapes of an Imploding Self, Iwasaki Museum Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2017, Intangible Surface, Spring Valley Brewery Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2017, Art TAICHUNG, Millennium Hotel Taichung, Taichung, Taiwan
2017, Youth Peak New Star Art Exhibition, Ke-Yuan Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2016, SIXTY, LUBOMIROV / ANGUS-HUGHES, London,UK
2016, On the Threshold II : Formal Presence, Oriental Museum, Durham, UK
2015, On the Threshold, Oriental Museum and Teikyo University, Durham, UK

Original works:

Memories of Conflict 3

By Moemi Takano

£450

Always Beyond

By Moemi Takano

£380

The Difficulty of Defining Thi...

By Moemi Takano

£450

Step Towards a Beginning of Ou...

By Moemi Takano

£720

Waves... Love Me Roughly Then ...

By Moemi Takano

£3600

Wall (New Peace)

By Moemi Takano

£870

Memories of Conflict 2

By Moemi Takano

£1800

Column (Hide and Seek)

By Moemi Takano

£1800

Fisherman’s Net (Stars)

By Moemi Takano

£1700

People May Say I Must Get Sett...

By Moemi Takano

£850

Wall (Mediterranean Restaurant...

By Moemi Takano

£870

Wall (Raymont Hall)

By Moemi Takano

£490

Wall (Gate to the Moor)

By Moemi Takano

£870

Wall (Shadows of Olive)

By Moemi Takano

£970

Sold Artworks:

Wall (The Universe)

By Moemi Takano

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Polluted Body, Pure Mind

By Moemi Takano

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A Nap, Dreaming of the Quarry ...

By Moemi Takano

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Memories of Conflict 1

By Moemi Takano

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Wall (Stars)

By Moemi Takano

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