Harikmodome, thread and canvas
Denshinhappa, thread and canvas
Takashi Iwasaki moved to Canada from Japan five years ago, and also runs Semai Gallery in Winnipeg. I don’t remember where I heard of him before, but I was reminded again of his works in Design Sponge’s post.
Failure, mixed media on paper
From left: Dancingtothedoorway, colored pencil, graphite; Matissehaus, colored pencil, graphite
His pieces are playful and whimsical, expressing positive feelings with the consideration on the formal qualities of shape, color, composition and space. I particularly feel his embroideries, collages and abbie drawings — a generalized nickname for Iwasaki’s abstract drawings and a play on the word ab -stract — are fantastically inspiring.
Takashi’s sketchbook from Book By It’s Cover
And there’s his sketchbook that Julia has featured on Books By It’s Cover’s Sketchbook Series.
What a treat! 🙂