Tomoya Takeshita

Tomoya Takeshita

Tomoya Takeshita, born in Osaka, Japan in June 1982, learned photography on his own, after holding a group art exhibition in Osaka in 2000 as an amateur, then moved to Tokyo to start his professional career in 2005.

He has created many photographs and video works together with a number of artists in Japan and overseas including a world renowned trumpeter, Terumasa Hino. Tomoya is enthusiastic in creating theme-based art works with various artists such as a leading Flamenco dancer, Mayumi Kagita (Arte y Solera), and Miho Tsurutani, the first Japanese to became a member of the English National Ballet.

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Winter Group Show, Onishi Gallery, NY, USA

 

 


In the Shell, 2017, monochrome photography (Hasselblad), 47 x 47 in. (120 x 120 cm)

In the Shell, 2017, monochrome photography (Hasselblad), 47 x 47 in. (120 x 120 cm)

In the Shell

Flesh is a shell that covers my soul.

When touched with life for the first time,

My soul learns to live,

And to express.

It is not I who owns a soul.

I exist within the universe called ‘the soul.’

Sadness, joy, anger.

It is easy to settle with such simple words.

At times, the world is cruel and takes over.

As if lost in a storm,

My soul fights and struggles,

Desperately and in disarray,

Yet still continues to express.

Where does my soul stand now?

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