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​Chihiro Taki

Painting, Drawing

Chihiro Taki is a young and ambitious artist now living in Osaka. She studied painting for four years in Florence after graduation from Tokyo University of the Arts. She returned back to Japan at the end of 2018.  Artist's paintings from her series “Diary of Dreams” reflect her dreams and fantasies. Taki recalls some experience from memory or sleep when she fantasizes and daydreams.  Dreams remind the artist of her desires that she didn’t realize or fears that she pretended not to see. Drawing such a “dream” is an important act to fight fear and digest feelings. What appears in the picture is her alter ego, which is worried about becoming an adult. Taki wants to remain a girl in her dreams today and dreams are always an attempt to see the future.  Basically Taki works in two different techniques: tempera with oil or pencil with watercolor and gouache. The artist often works with gold or silver. Sometimes she makes a thick impasto like in “Napping” or tiny little golden dots as eyes in “Sleepless Night”. The attention to detail and nuances is crucial for creating fascinating and charming paintings that give a sense of reality in fantasy.

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  "For me, the time I spend in my dreams is as important as my daytime life. By drawing a "dream" born somewhere in my heart and head, I can love my own embarrassing and disgusting parts."

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