Artist Spotlight: Takanori Aiba!

Hello there fellow art lovers, today I have another amazing treat for you all, we have another very unique artist that does amazing sculptures that resembles miniature worlds, I’m especially crazy for the castle that is sculptured around an actual bonsai tree by Japanese artist Takanori Aiba.The one that combines the bonsai feels like something from Avatar or something, a masterful and very beautiful blend of man and nature. I am very fond of miniatures, so his other works are also amazing, I guess its like a call to childhood, but Takanori has definitely taken to another step with his bonsai tree sculptures. I have always thought bonsai trees were always miniature trees, I just never thought that one can do such unique art like this with it.

Takanori Aiba was born in 1953 in Yokohama, Japan. Studied Japanese traditional textiles and dyed clothing in Tokyo Zokei University. Built a first career as a freelance maze illustrator since 1978. His maze works were serialized in “POPYE”, Japanese fashion magazine for 10 years. Founded his own company,”Graphics and Designing Inc.”, in 1981. Expand a range of his career to a concept maker and art director for architectural spaces. Total production of “Shin Yokohama Chinese Noodle Museum”, “Muse Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery A Hakone”, “NINJA AKASAKA“ were one of his major works.Since, 2003, He put his mind to create three dimensional art works which combines  his knowledge and experience of both maze illustrator and architect. On September, 2010, He had a solo exhibition, “Adventures of the Eyes” at Kakiden Gallery, Tokyo Japan with his works.


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