The nature of the land was deeply connected with faith in the spirits, the ancient animism, where one can still feel the presence of goblins and specters.
In this environment he nurtured his imaginations and found joys in drawing the invisible world.
He started to study drawings full-bore in the professional school where he encountered with surrealism, the visions and philosophy of which affected him deeply.
“Dreams, illusions and fantasies are all part of the real world.” This word clung to him like the missing piece of the puzzle, and he thought it described his art more articulately than any other words.
Pinokio, travels through his own hidden spiritual world, which is dense, odd, and gloomy.
His art works are produced through this journey, extracting the powerful visual image to the real world.
Born in Okayama in 1979, Pinokio was a child who rather played by himself and often hid himself in a reverie.
Okayama where he spent his youth, has deep mountains, beautiful rivers, and old shrines.
In 2000 he moved to Tokyo by himself out of the pure desire wanting more people to see and touch his artworks.Takuro studiously produces his new works and throws one-man exhibitions regularly.
His works are not limited to drawings, he also creates installations and often performs live paintings, and creation of a massive batik in the public. He is not hesitant to expand his art fields and tries many new things.
In 2012, he took part in the art festival Burning Man, where he could actually feel people really appreciating and enjoying the art and be liberated spiritually by the encounters with the art. It was a great experience for him.
In 2016, he moved in New York to aim higher for his improvement as an artist. To begin with, He dived into new and valuable experiences such street performance and wall painting producing. As doing so and coming into daily contact with unique and brand new arts, He’s been trying to extend his range of expression and talent for his own works.
Pinokio’s journey will never stop, as long as his curiosity and exploring spirit continues to well up.
2000/10 "THE HOLE” @ Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
2001/9 “MIDNIGHT DINING TABLE” @ Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
2002/8 "DEAD STAR LAND" @ Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
2003/11 "NOCTURNE" @ Green Belt, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
2004/6 "DELUSION OCTAVE" @ Gallery Conceal, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
2006/3 “PATTERN OF THE ASTRAL” @ Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
2007/12 “FOREST OF THE GIRAFFE" @ Slogadh 463, Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan
2008/4 "DEEP DIM LIGHT" @ Galeria Punto. Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan
2010/10 "SUPER NEW WORLD" @ Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
2013/10 “FATE OF THE BLOOD" @ Rinne, Sendagi, Tokyo, Japan
2015/6 "PICTURE OF HELL" @ Haraiso, Koenji, Tokyo, Japan
2015/10 "IMMORTAL FLOWER" @ Tohenboku, Koenji, Tokyo, Japan
2016/6 "LIVING ENTITY" @ Haraiso, Koenji, Tokyo, Japan
2016/8 "GOKUSAI" @ Ouchi gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
2017/3 "STARING EYES" @ Ouchi gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
2003/10 "Exhibition of Alternative" @ Hato ichiba, Koenji, Tokyo, Japan
2012/8 "Burning man 2012" @ Center camp, Black rock city, Nevada, U.S.A
2015/1 “Asia Creative Art Exhibition @ The National Art Center, Roppongi, Tokyo
2015/6 "The 10th 100 Artists Exhibition" @ Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
2016/2 "J-cat showcase 2016" @ Ouchi gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
2017/2 "The 11th 100 Artists Exhibition" @ Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
2017/7 "J-cat showcase in SOHO" @ Gallery MAX, SOHO, Manhattan, New York
2017/12 “Art and Hustle” @ IMAGE GALLERY, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
2017/12 “XMAS CELEBRATION Sweater party” @ The Art Hub, Bedford, Brooklyn, New York