Kazuhito Takadoi

SHINTOU (Osmosis)

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Hawthorn twigs and white linen twine. 120 x 75 x 30cm. Kazuhito Takadoi trained in horticulture in Japan. His works are made from grasses, twigs, branches, many of which he grows in his back garden in the UK. For this work Kazuhito collected hawthorn twigs from a nearby farm. He cleans and de-thorns the twigs and leaves them to dry for a year. Then he patiently ties the twigs in tiny knots with linen twine. His shapes are organic, as those found in nature. This work called Shintou (...

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Width: 120 cm (47.24 in)

Height: 75 cm (29.53 in)

Depth: 30 cm (11.81 in)



United Kingdom

London, UK

Inspired by the rich woodland surrounding his birthplace of Nagoya, Japan, Kazuhito grows and handpicks grasses, leaves and twigs from his garden, sowing each blade through the paper. As the grasses dry and mature they embark on a subtle colour shift, comparative to seasonal change. Kazuhito’s exquisite works are full of dichotomies: His work is both minimal, yet opulent. It is simultaneously fragile yet has strength, and combines the formality of Eastern discipline with abstraction from Weste...

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