Naoki Takeyama (1974- ) is an influential young artist who wields the ancient technique of enamelling metal with an electric modernity, his highly distinctive creations calling to mind the avant-garde and asymmetrical designs of world-famous Japanese fashion designers of the 1980’s. Head of his class at the prestigious Tokyo University of the Arts, Takeyama has been recognised with a flurry of awards since his debut at the age of 24, while winning myriad awards since. With recent acquisitions by the V&A in London in 2008, the Birmingham and Plymouth Museums of Art in 2011, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in 2012, among others, Takeyama’s metalwork is widely seen as a stunning reinterpretation of an age-old art, ultimately proposing to enamelled metal a wealth of new possibilities.


TEFAF Maastricht, Art Stage Singapore, Collect