Grue, between 1980 and 2007
pastel on cardboard
54 x 37,6 cm
© photo credit
Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Shuji, Takashi (1974), Japan
Takashi Shuji was born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He currently lives in the town of Nishinomiya. After finishing his education in a specialist school at the age of eighteen, Takashi Shuji attended the Suzukake Institution, an establishment providing work for the mentally handicapped in Kôbé. Every month he goes to the art workshop connected to this institution.
Takashi Shuji produces drawings in pastels, taking inspiration from the various objects placed on his work table: vessels, fire extinguishers, pitchers, plastic water droppers, balls of wool and small brushes. Bent over his support, a few centimetres away from the sheet of paper, his face gradually becomes covered with black pastel powder, the colour that predominates in his compositions.
Exhibition(s) at the Art Brut Collection