Biography

Since ancient times, Japan has intertwined the use of wood throughout its society, and images of Shinto deities and Buddhist figures have likewise been expressed in a variety of ways which have also evolved from era to era.
The Buddhist sculptors (busshi) who created those images did so in accordance with the locations and faiths in which the deities and figures were enshrined, whether that be in a human form or in a non-representational form. Born as the 5th generation descendent of a family of sculptors who have maintained a lineage of Buddhist sculptors, Takaoki TAJIMA grew up surrounded by sculptures of Shinto deities and Buddhist figures from all ages.
To TAJIMA, the ability to produce artwork in a diverse range of styles is second nature. While others may perceive great differences between a proportional statue of a woman and a cute non-representational statue, he perceives both as embodying a type of presence that is invisible to the naked eye.
While the gaze of the statue of the proportional woman seems strong but unfocused, and gives the viewer the impression of a merciful presence not unlike that of Samantabhadra, the non-representational statue provides the viewer with the impression of a presence similar to that of the ubiquitous gods in the Shinto belief system, a concept with which Japanese viewers are quite familiar.
These presences—invisible, beyond description and unknown—are universal, regardless of the era, and should continue to be heeded irrespective of the pressures of modern society.

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1973 Born in Chiba
2000 Graduated Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Faculty of Art, The Sculpture Program


■Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 "When I paint my masterpiece." - gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo, Japan (2020,2021)
2022 Solo Exhibition - DAIMARU Tokyo store, Tokyo
2021 Solo Exhibition - DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS, Tokyo (-2019)
2021 Solo Exhibition - GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS, Tokyo
2020 "Flower, Storm, and Sculpture" - The Nippon Club, New York
2019 "Why did he carve this? - Daikanyama Tsutaya, Tokyo, Japan
2018 "Flowers, Storms and Sculpture" - Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
2017 ”MITSUKOSHI ART CUBU” - Nihonnbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
2014 "Longing for Sculpture" - GALLERIE SOL, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Solo Exhibition - Gallery OPPO, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Solo Exhibition - Art Gallery Omon Matento, Toride, Japan
2008 Solo Exhibition - Funabashi Andersen Park Children's Museum, Chiba, Japan
2005 Solo Exhibition - Gallery Okabe, Tokyo, Japan


■Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Group Exhibition “Laissez-faire” - GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS, Tokyo
2020 "KIRINJI 2020" - gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo, Japan
2020 "laissez-faire" - gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo, Japan
2020 "Ame no Chichi Harare no Hi" ART colors Vol.33 Summer Exhibition - Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2020 Palm Exhibition - Daimaru Sapporo, Sapporo, Japan
2020 "Spring has come-" ART colors Vol. 32 Spring Exhibition - Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2020 "WOOD SCULPTURE" - gallery UG Bakurocho, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Palm Exhibition - gallery UG, Tokyo
2018 New Work Exhibition - The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Bird Love Watch - RISE GALLERY DESIGN STORE, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Sculpture Animal Park - Mitsukoshi Nihombashi, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Walking Association Sculpture Exhibition - Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
2018 Art Festival in Morinomiyako - Mitsukoshi Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
2018 Three-Dimensional to Two-Dimensional Exhibition - GALERIE SOL, Ginza, Tokyo
2017 Happy New Year Exhibition of Chinese Zodiac Sculptures - Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Year End Exhibition Of Mini Sculptures - Gallery Seiho, Ginza, Tokyo
2017 New Work Exhibition - The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Mitsukoshi Art Cube - Mitsukoshi Nihombashi, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Walking Association Sculpture Exhibition - Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
2017 Sculpture Animal Park - Mitsukoshi Nihombashi, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Nakameguro Art Cherry Blossom Viewing Party "Sakura Pink" - MDP GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2017 New Work Exhibition Awarded Artist Exhibition - Gallery Seiho, Ginza, Tokyo
2016 Year End Exhibition Of Mini Sculptures - Gallery Seiho, Ginza, Tokyo
2016 Art Of Giving Exhibition - MDP GALLERY, Tokyo
2016 4Artists Exhibition "Sculpture - People, Animals, Plants" - Art Gallery Gekkeju, Saitama, Japan
2016 New Work Exhibition - New Artist Award
2016 The 44th Ayukai Sculpture Exhibition - Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
2015 Year End Exhibition Of Mini Sculptures - Gallery Seiho, Ginza, Tokyo
2015 New Work Exhibition - The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Minuscule Exhibition - GALERIE SOL, Ginza, Tokyo
2015 UTSUWA Exhibition - GALERIE SOL, Ginza, Tokyo
2015 New Works Exhibition by Awarded Artists - Gallery Seiho, Ginza, Tokyo


■Selected Art Fair

2022 art stage OSAKA - Dojima River Forum , Osaka
2021 ART FAIR TOKYO - Tokyo International Forum,Tokyo
2020 VOLTA NEW YORK - The Metropolitan West, New York
2020 ONE ART TAIPEI - The Sherwood Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan


■Publication

SHIDOROMODORO Craft Studio's First Sculpture Class


■Awards

2017 Recommended as a member of Shinseisaku Kyokai
2016 Shinseisaku Exhibition, New Artist Award
2014 New Creation Exhibition, New Artist Award


■Book

「シドロモドロ工作所はじめてのお彫刻教室」
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Artworks

Good friends trio
14.5×9×11 cm / 15×7.5×11 cm / 14.7×7.5×11 cm
Acrylic paint on camphor
2022

Good brothers
14.8×7×8.5cm / 15.3×7.5×9cm
Acrylic paint on camphor
2022

⽜乳を注ぐパンダ
25.7×15.8×12cm
Acrylic paint on camphor
2022

牛乳を注ぐクマ Edition50
25.7×15.8×12 cm
FRP
2022

イカピエタ Edition40
33×22.5×21 cm
FRP
2021

送りバントをするウサギ Edition20
22.5×16.5×14.5 cm
FRP
2021

That's that
162×112 cm
Acrylic paint on canvas
2022

Lo and behold
162×97 cm
Acrylic paint on canvas
2022

Silent weekend
145.5×145.5 cm
Acrylic paint on canvas
2022

Not dark yet
145.5×145.5 cm
Acrylic paint on canvas
2022

Shine a Light
130.3×130.3 cm
Acrylic paint on canvas
2022

Do me a favor
145.5×145.5 cm
Acrylic paint on canvas
2022

Old friend
36×26 cm
Charcoal on charcoal paper
2022

Just friends
41×31 cm
Pencil pencil and transparent watercolor on watercolor paper
2022

I live for you
61×46 cm
Charcoal on watercolor paper
2022

Drinking again
61×46 cm
水彩紙に鉛筆、透明水彩
2022

Dry summer
46×61 cm
Pencil and transparent watercolor on watercolor paper
2022

The boxer
46×61 cm
Pencil, charcoal and transparent watercolor on watercolor paper
2022

Bear
91×116.7 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2021

White room
145.5×145.5 cm
キャンバスにアクリル絵具
2021

Black one
145.5×112 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2021

饅頭を二つに割る熊
32×17.5×12.5 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2021

イカピエタ 海パン
36×22.5×20.5 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2020

ウインドミル奏法をする神様
35×28×11 cm
acrylic on tree
2019

天使
23×16×9 cm
acrylic on trees
2019

美術評論家 小難香椎之助の肖像
11.5×6.5×4 cm
acrylic on tree
2019

ペンギン
16.5×9×7.5 cm
acrylic on hiba tree
2019

チベットスナギツネ
14.5×9.5×9 cm
acrylic on hiba tree
2019

猫に小判をやりたかったけど小判が無くて、小判型コロッケをまたぐ猫
19.5×9.5×10 cm
acrylic on hiba tree
2019

仲良し3人組
L:17×9×9 cm, C:15×9×9 cm, R:16×9×6 cm
acrylic on hiba tree
2020

孫悟空
20×12×12 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2019

カッパピエタ
21.5×12×12 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2019

Shoebill
25.5×10.5×14 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2019

Bear
91×116.7 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2021

兎と亀
112×145.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2021

speak low
120×60×45 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2014

Left alone
120×60×45 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2015

Forgetful
113×56×32 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2016

Almost Blue
117.5×62×38 cm
acrylic on camphor tree
2017

Exhibitions

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMA Mitsuaki TACHIBANA

Mitsuaki TACHIBANA Wood Sculpture

2022/12/21 -2022/11/27

Daimaru KOBE gallery TOART

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMARyosuke KAWAHIRANaoki NOMURA

Fine Art Collection 2022

2022/12/15 -2022/12/20

Matsuzakaya Nagoya 8F

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMANami OKADAKeitoku TOIZUMI Sakiko ASAOKA Chihiro NAGASHIMA

D-art,ART 2022 / Daimaru Kyoto

2022/10/12 -2022/10/24

Daimaru Kyoto 1F / 6F

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMANami OKADATakashi ONISHINaoki NOMURA Mitsuaki TACHIBANA

D-art,ART 2022 / Daimaru Kobe

2022/10/05 -2022/10/10

Daimaru Kobe 1F Main stage side special venue / 1F CAFFERA

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAJunko ASANOMikako TAKAHASHIHitomi OSHIMANaoki NOMURA

ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2022

2022/09/30 -2022/10/02

Hotel Okura Fukuoka No.940

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAJunko ASANOMikako TAKAHASHIGekko NUMATARyosuke KAWAHIRANobuko NUMANOHitomi OSHIMA Kana UCHIDA

ART REMIX

2022/09/21 -2022/10/23

Shibuya Scramble Square 14F

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMATakayuki NIWARyosuke KAWAHIRA

D-art,ART 2022

2022/09/01 -2022/09/05

Matsuzakaya Nagoya

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMANaoki NOMURA Kana UCHIDA Mami ITAGAKI

TANAGOKORO – TEN

2022/07/20 -2022/07/26

Daimaru Sapporo 8F

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMANami OKADA

D-art,ART 2022

2022/06/15 -2022/06/20

Daimaru Shinsaibashi / PARCO shinsaibashi

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMANami OKADA

art stage OSAKA 2022

2022/06/03 -2022/06/06

DOJIMA RIVER FORUM

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMATakayuki NIWAHitomi OSHIMANaoki NOMURA Mitsuaki TACHIBANA

ART×ART KOBE 2022

2022/05/11 -2022/05/16

DAIAMRU Kyoto F9

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABETakashi ONISHITomoko WADAIkki MIYAKENaoki SHIMOYAMA

Art@DAIMARU

2022/04/20 -2022/04/25

Daimaru Kyoto

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMANami OKADATakayuki NIWAKeitoku TOIZUMI

Gallery Colection

2022/02/01 -2022/02/28

gallery UG Tennoz

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABEJunko ASANORyosuke KAWAHIRA Yu Chuan Takaoki MIYAOKA

ONE ART TAIPEI

2022/01/14 -2022/01/16

Taipei

Takaoki TAJIMA

Takaoki TAJIMA Solo Exhibition.

2021/12/09 -2022/01/06

DAIKANYAMA T-SITE

Takaoki TAJIMA

NeoNeo Classicism

2021/11/12 -2021/11/28

gallery UG Tennoz

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABEJunko ASANOHitomi OSHIMANaoki NOMURA Naoki SHIMOYAMA Takaoki MIYAOKA

ART×ART KOBE

2021/10/21 -2021/10/25

Daimaru KOBE

Takaoki TAJIMA

Takaoki TAJIMA Solo Exhibition.

2021/10/09 -2021/10/30

GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABETakayuki NIWAJunko ASANOMisako MAEGAKINaoki NOMURA Ikki MIYAKE Kentaro MATSUKUMA

TANAGOKORO TEN

2021/08/19 -2021/09/15

SIXIÈME GINZA / GINZA SIX 2F

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABEKazuyoshi HIRAMATSU Ryosuke KAWAHIRA Kana UCHIDA

Precious Time

2021/07/18 -2021/08/01

+ART GALLERY Shibuya Scramble Square

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMATakayuki NIWATakashi ONISHI

Art @daimaru 7F

2021/05/26 -2021/06/01

Kyoto Daimaru

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMATakashi ONISHI Yurika ISHIYAMA

ART ART KOBE

2021/05/13 -2021/05/17

Daimaru Kobe Store 9F Event Hall

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAMika CHIBAOsamu WATANABETakayuki NIWATakashi ONISHI Ikki MIYAKE Hiroshi MORI Gensho SUGAWARA Yohei YASHIMA HK Yu Chan Hokuto ICHIBAYASHI Naoki SHIMOYAMA Takami MIYAOKA Keitoku TOIZUMI

KIRINJI

2020/12/11 -2020/12/26

gallery UG Tennoz

Takaoki TAJIMA

ROBATO

2020/10/23 -2020/11/08

gallery UG Tennoz

Takaoki TAJIMA

ART ART KOBE

2020/09/30 -2020/10/06

Daimaru Kobe Store ,Hyogo

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAMika CHIBANami OKADATakayuki NIWAJunko ASANOKazuyoshi HIRAMATSUTomoko WADAMikako TAKAHASHIMisako MAEGAKIGekko NUMATANobuko NUMANO

“spring has come” ARTcolours Exhibition

2020/03/24 -2020/06/30

Park Hotel Tokyo

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMANami OKADA

VOLTA NY

2020/03/04 -2020/03/08

Metropolitan West, NY

Takaoki TAJIMAI Chao Wang Masumi AONO Jin ARAKAWA Aya IGETA Joe ISANAKO Megumi ISHIBASHI Yurika ISHIYAMA Takanori IMAI Sayaka URABE Arata OHASHI Mari OHIRA Yasuhito KAWASAKI Mitsuaki TACHIBANA Yuta NISHIURA Yurino YANAI Sanae YANAGI

TANAGOKORO TEN

2019/06/22 -2019/06/29

gallery UG Bakurocho

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