FACE TO FACE is the title of Japanese artist, Madoka Takagi’s latest solo exhibition in Hong Kong at Art Projects Gallery. This latest collection of works feature her trademark acrylic on rice paper and canvas with hand embroidery paintings, as well as mixed media sculptural elements.
Takagi has the uncanny ability to articulate the complexities of the human desires and thoughts into imaginary creatures. In her usual signature style, the works feature rich juxtapositions of patterns, intricate line work and vibrant colors. These visual manifestations of peculiar-looking personalities, some morphed together with parts of animals and insects, revels within the psychedelic wonderland created by Takagi, with faces that seem eager to relate to the audience the strange delightful tales of their curious existence.
Madoka Takagi is a contemporary Japanese artist, born in 1983 in Tokushima, Japan. In 2008, she graduated from the Graduate School of Tama Art University majoring in Printing, which has been instrumental is shaping her current painting style. She is also strongly influenced by Japanese textile, owing to the fact that her mother is a Japanese dressmaker. Takagi has held group and solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, New Delhi and Italy.