I came across the work of Japanese artist Kiei Takano at the Design Festa in spring 2009 and my visit to the most recent event reminded me to feature his paintings.
Takano is a traditional Kano School painter but in the last ten years has developed his own artistic technique. After the death of his father, who operated a telephone construction company, Takano became fascinated with the contents of the phone wire cable and began applying it to his art. Similar to the nerves and muscles in the human body, he uses several thousands of intertwined wires on top of his paintings to create his colourful, uniquely textured works of art.
To see more of Kiei Takano’s work, visit his MySpace page.