Takashi Iwasaki

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! 🙂

One Reply to “Takashi Iwasaki”

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