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




Illusion CGI Studio





For several years, I have been studying Chinese Northern Song and paintings from the Muromachi to the end of the Edo period to create fusuma-e (fusuma paintings) using sumi-graphy, a painting in which the ink is used to draw clearly, rather than what is called “suiboku-ga” (ink painting with blotches).

His technique incorporates the essence of Japanese painting, which shows space by the relationship between large and small, but instead of the vertical spatial expansion of Ukiyo-e, he uses perspective to create depth in perspective, which is a mix of Western and Eastern expression. It is also fascinating that although the painting is done in black, which is the characteristic color of sumi ink, the artist earnestly looks at the landscape and controls the beautiful tones, giving the entire screen or the entire space where the sliding doors are placed a tranquil appearance and flow.