Takahashi Tsunemesa Office

Painter, Illustrator

1974 in Vienna and Hamburg, studied by Rudolf Hausner and Ernst Fuchs.(-’78)
1993 ‘Art Works by Tsunemasa Takahashi’ published by Tokuma-shoten



金地背景の動物、花、人、風景       Gold backgrounds





Huge, dynamic fish, rhinoceroses, elephants, and other ferocious beasts lying in a sea of gold leaf. The artist not only pays respect to Western painting, but also depicts traditional Japanese techniques and compositions, as well as ancient Chinese gods and beasts.

The collage-like cutout-like paintings of elephants and fish not only show elements of the gold-ground backgrounds found in Japanese fusuma paintings, but also elements of wall paintings found in Rome and other Western countries.

In works depicting white tigers and dragons, motifs that have long been familiar to the Japanese have a stronger presence as characters. The smooth movement of the bodies and the solid composition of the paintings give them a sense of stability as well as an imposing air of dignity. The beautiful use of color is also attractive.