Takeru Amano’s Pop Japan

30.05.2018

©Takeru Amano

You leave to build yourself, and you come back multiple; Takeru Amano has a fondness for the saying that it is travel that forms youth. Born to a family of artists—his father Yoshitaka Amano worked on the design for the series Final Fantasy—he left his native Japan in the mid-90s to study illustration in New York. Here he discovered the effervescence of an emerging artistic scene, marking him indelibly. Upon his return to Tokyo, the multidisciplinary artist began mixing both Japanese and American influences with classical and modern styles.

Amano, who has exhibited between Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo, produces paintings with a melancholy pop feel; from figures with simple yet touching features, to minimalist snowy landscapes.

©Takeru Amano

©Takeru Amano

©Takeru Amano