- Kyu Bunkafukusogakuin
- Artist Profile
Born in Tokyo in 1986. Takasuka studied textile design at Tokyo Zokei University, specializing in prehistoric textiles from the Stone Age onward, and completed his MA in 2011. Working with the philosophy of “what is born from the ground will return to the ground,” he has created numerous sculptures and installations made from biological materials such as seeds and silkworm derived fibers, treating materials as “life” and exploring the nature of human beings as organisms. In addition to presenting his artistic work both in Japan and overseas, Takasuka is engaged in textile design in areas noted for their weaving heritage, has launched his own manufacturing brand, and works as an art director. In 2016, he was appointed general director of the Hataorimachi no Hatajirushi project, which seeks to promote the 1,000-year-old weaving traditions of Fujiyoshida and Nishikatsura in Yamanashi Prefecture. He is also
an assistant professor of textile design at Tokyo Zokei University.