Takeshi HAGURI

Born 1957 in Nagoya, Japan. After graduating the Sculpture course at the Aichi University of the Arts in 1982, he moved on to a postgraduate course, graduating in 1984. Since then he has been sculpting in wood mainly, using aluminium for outdoor works. He held solo exhibitions at Gallery Muramatsu (1996, 1998/Tokyo), Art Gallery C. SQUARE (2006/Nagoya), Andersen Park Children's Museum (2009/Chiba, Japan) and many others. As for group exhibitions, he took part in shows such as Kobe Figurative Sculpture Grand Prize Exhibition

(1996/Kobe, Japan), Vogtland International Sculpture Symposium (2000/Germany), Fugaku Biennale (2001/Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan) and 16th Taro Okamoto Modern Art Prize Exhibition (2013/ Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Japan). His works are on display at Nisshinnishi High School (Aichi, Japan), Haruno Fureai Park (Shizuoka, Japan), Ijiramura Sports Park (Gifu, Japan), Nishiharu High School (Aichi, Japan), Saya Primary School (Aichi, Japan), Nagakute North Primary School (Aichi, Japan).

 


"Otokogi (Chivalry) (Dragon)"

2017
Wood sculpture, camphor, paint
H27.0cm
Signed


"Otokogi (Chivalry) (Koi)"

2017
Wood sculpture, camphor, paint
H27.0cm
Signed
 


"If you want to shine..."

2008
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H42.0cm
Signed

Photograph:Kazuaki FUTAZUKA

"Like an air..."

2008
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H57.0cm
Signed

Photograph:Kazuaki FUTAZUKA

<Otokogi (Chivalry)>
Hyottoko (Clownish mask)

2016
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H190cm
Signed
SOLD


<Otokogi (Chivalry)>Oni(demon mask)/Karasu Tengu (crow-billed goblin mask)

2015
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H235cm
Signed

"Kauraiya"

from Toyokuni Utagawa's "Kauraiya - Portrait of an actor on stage"
2014
Wood sculpture, camphor, paint
H63cm
Signed

SOLD

"Chojun (Zhang Shun)"

from Kuniyoshi Utagawa's "Zhang Shun in the white streak of waves - from One of the One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden"
2014
Wood sculpture, camphor, paint
H39cm
Signed
SOLD


"Girl with Umbrella"

from Hokusai Katsushika’s "Girl with Umbrella under a Willow"
2014
Wood sculpture, camphor, paint
H59.5cm
Signed


"Modern Divine General"

2013
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H107cm
Signed


"statue of Kongo Rikishi"

2012
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H60cm
Signed

SOLD



"Ryu kyu ki"

2012
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H77cm
Signed


"Shi Jin"

from Kuniyoshi Utagawa's "Shi Jin, the Nine Dragoned - from One of the One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden"
2014
Wood sculpture, camphor, paint
H49.5cm
Signed

SOLD


"Kaosho (Tattooed Priest)"

from Kuniyoshi Utagawa's "Lu Zhishen, the Tattooed Priest - from One of the One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden"
2014
Wood sculpture, camphor, paint
H42cm
Signed

SOLD



<Otokogi (Chivalry)> (Tengu (Long-nosed goblin mask))

2015
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H225cm
Signed
SOLD

<Otokogi (Chivalry)> (Tengu (Long‐nosed goblin mask))

2012
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H50cm
Signed
SOLD

"Ryu Torajirou"

2011
Wood sculpture, camphor, paint
H52cm
Signed
SOLD


<Otokogi (Chivalry)> "From a Matsuri (festival)..."

2013
Wood sculpture (Combination of multiple parts), camphor, paint
H180cm
Signed
SOLD

<Otokogi (Chivalry)> "From a Matsuri (festival)..."

2013
Wood sculpture (Combination of multiple parts), camphor, paint
H210cm
Signed
SOLD

<Otokogi (Chivalry)> (Hyottoko (Clownish mask))

2012
Wood sculpture, camphor, acrylic paint
H47cm
Signed
SOLD

Painting: Miki NAGASAKI
Photograph: Kazuaki FUTAZUKA and Yu SHINZAWA ("Ryu Torajirou")

 


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Exhibitions
2014
No.250)    Takeshi HAGURI Exhibition    5/14 - 5/31