Tomohiro Takahashi paints toys for kids, especially stuffed animals, with a reminiscent of collage techniques. Those main objects and some other parts which are composed of papers and tapes are depicted hyper realistically while you can see some child's doodles at the same time with the bold use of colors emphasizing the flatness of the works.Putting these two different elements together, Takahashi breathes life into a doll in the painting.
Takahashi thinks the stuffed animals “don't speak” so it makes them rather devoted and open-minded like family members or the BFF to him. Through the process of his painting, Takahashi tries to bring these toys close to your heart by having a dialogue and creating ideal images of them.
Tomohiro Takahashi was born in 1996 and currently lives and works in Kyoto, Japan. He received his M.F.A in Painting from Kyoto City University of Arts in 2021.