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竹部徳真   Tokuma Takebe

What is life?

My art product can express life of both plants and materials.

I have been creating the products surrounded by  majestic nature in
Yamaguchi prefecture, the most west part of the main land of Japan.
In the process of creating it, wooden block of pine trees containing
much oil would be shaved to become thin, ranging from 2 to 3mm.
That appearance emerged from the materials seems like "life of nature" itself.

This work would be able to light up in our mind and originate a chance
to think of life .

1987
Birthplace:Himeji-city Hyogo

2010
Japanin Vari Japanese “colore”exhibition (Finland Helsinki)
Japanin Vari Japanese “colore”exhibition (Kamakura)

2012
Patina and timeless KI+URUSHI exhibition (Finland Rovaniemi)
Recycling-oriented domestic natural material exhibition (Tokyo)

2013
"KUNPU"exhibition HANSHIN dept(OSAKA) ditto '14,'15
1+1 THE CINEMA EDITION installation of "HACHOUZA"(HIroshima)
MVW exhibition HUKUYA main dept(Hiroshima)ditto '14

2015
YAMAGUCHI BRAND Authorized product No.77
Solo exhibition  TOBU IKEBUKURO dept (Tokyo)
Yamaguchi Budding Artist Award Grand Prize
Milano Expo 2015 presented works(Milano)
The Wonder 500※ Authorized product
※Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry's Hometown special products
discovery initiative
J-COLLABO Winter Festival (NY Brooklyn)
AIAV Akiyoshidai International Art Village installation (Yamaguchi )

2016
GINZA ART FESTA MATSUYA GINZA dept (Tokyo)
"Temple in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome" installation for peace(Hiroshima)
Solo exhibition HUKUYA main dept (Hiroshima)

2017
Solo exhibition Leepa-Rattener Museum of Art(Florida Tampa)
JAPANESE ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION (Finland Rovanoemi)