Taki Kitada

Painter 
 Illustrator

キタダタキ

“What is the border between sacred and profane?”
With interests in religious symbolism and ethnology, Taki KITADA engages herself in this question through her paintings.

Taki KITADA explores how to interpret sacred and profane in the context of contemporary Japanese society. Her paintings often apply opposing stylistic and conceptual elements: modern and traditional, spiritual and materialistic, folklore and industrial, linear and solid. In her paintings, mythological characters and symbols coexist with industrial machinery in vivid color streams. Such chaotic views echo with today’s Japan, where materialism and technology has become cultural mainstream, while people are still keen to visit shrines and temples as entertainment and leisure. Through juxtaposing or even harmonizing contrary elements on visual imagery, Taki KITADA aims to see transformation of meaning in each element from where she stands.
Short Biography

2015: ‘TURNER AWARD 2015’ Artist of Future Award
2014: ‘Koh-You-Exhibition’ Selected for the exhibition
2013: Graduated from Central Saint Martin College of Art, MA Fine Art
2012: “The Debut Contemporary Art Award” Selected for the exhibition
2012: “EWAA Award 2012” Selected for the exhibition
Works for Sale
Lucky Skyline

Acrylic on board
22×22cm
Without frame
30,800 JPY
Blooming elegy

Acrylic on board
22×22cm
Without frame
30,800 JPY
No need to wake up

Acrylic on board
100×72.7cm
Without frame
159,500 JPY
Gravity Waves Whisper

Acrylic on board
30×35cm
Without frame
38,500 JPY
Perfume Garden

Acrylic on board
30×35cm
Without frame
38,500 JPY
On-None Island

Acrylic on board
6072cm
Without frame
115,500 JPY
Warmhole

Acrylic on board
72×60cm
Without frame
115,500 JPY
Urban Mythology

Acrylic, ink and mixed media on board
90×135cm
Without frame
220,000 JPY
Osmosis

Acrylic and ink on board
75×60cm
Without frame
88,000 JPY
Murktopia

Acrylic and ink on board
38×45.5cm
Without frame
38,500 JPY
Nostalgic Ear-Ringing

Watercolour, drawing pen and collage on paper53×37cm
Without frame
55,000 JPY
Layered Autumn

Watercolour, drawing pen and collage on paper
37×53cm
Without frame
55,000 JPY
Goodbye at Zero-Order Basin

Watercolour, drawing pen and collage on paper
53×37cm
Without frame
55,000 JPY
0|1: tides

Watercolour, drawing pen and collage on paper
37×53cm
Without frame
55,000 JPY
Udagawa Sanctuary

Acrylic on canvas
30×40cm
Without frame
56,100 JPY
Udagawa Regular Customers

Acrylic on wooden panel
42×59cm
Without frame
115,5000 JPY