Takashi Seto, Floating Thing. Silk, lacquer, silver leaf, gofun powder

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Takashi Seto, 
Floating Thing. 
Silk, lacquer, silver leaf, gofun powder

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