Akihito Takuma (1966) is a Japanese artist living and working in Tokyo, Japan. His series “Lines of Flight”, whose blurring (‘squeegee’) technique echoes Gerhard Richter’s, derives from the observation that paint dries differently in Japan respect of Europe because of high humidity. The environmental differences between the two continents inspired the artist to create these paintings.
The subjects of “Lines of Flights” are landscapes “with a perspective that makes the horizon seem as if it continued forever“. Sometimes the figure disappears under a veil and everything becomes indistinguishable.
“It is my hope that in this work, order will be maintained but at the same time superseded, and the instant that a dynamic, positive and free form of energy is released might be expressed.”
All paintings © Akihito Takuma.
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