Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in visual design. Became a freelancer working in architecture, interior design and exhibition design. After working at a design company for 8 years, Toshitaka started to create his personal art works besides the designer career.
What inspires your creative artworks in your daily life?
Silence and memory.
How can you define the uniqueness in your artworks? Is there any specific narrative that can describe them?
If my work is unique, I think it comes from my experience of architecture and the interior design.
Are your artistic choices (neutral and pastel colors, regular shapes, simplicity in the lines and cleanliness in geometries) influenced by your origin’s culture?
There is not an awareness, but I don’t deny influences from my origin's culture.
Does the collective imaginary of Japanese contemporary fine arts reflect in your personal visionary as aesthetic choices?
I don’t think so.
Complexes and hybrid forms of language are changing the existing paradigm in art and culture. What is your favorite medium that you use to express your art?
How did your creative process get involved in the mix of digital art with fine arts? In which artistic movement would you identify your work?
Basically, my works are fine arts, and the digital art is a tool to express my image, like architects use it in architecture visualization.
Behind your creations based on minimal shapes, there is a result of complex process of elaboration and composition, but also an evident intuition and exceptional sensibility. How do you define a perfect balance in your work with these two differences?
It’s difficult to explain, because it depends on my feelings.
Interview by Irene Meneguzzo
Courtesy of the Artist