Japanese artist in Johor Baru

Tadao Takei, an artist from Tokyo, Japan, now lives in JB
“Green is stronger here than in Japan and I feel more energy here.”

Tadao Takei was an art teacher for the past 30 years and taught students from elementary to junior high school in Tokyo, Japan.  In our local context, his students would be those in primary and secondary school.  

Painting started as a hobby but he enjoyed it so much that it became his profession.  His preferred media is oil paint and he enjoys capturing landscapes and scenery that portrays the four seasons in Japan.

Frosty Autumn Pond
Over the years, Tadao created a collection of paintings and would hold solo and group exhibitions annually.  His work was bought by private collectors, companies and restaurants.  Besides oil painting, Tadao also has a gift in the art of calligraphy.  He successfully completed commissioned work in calligraphy for various companies in Japan and now his calligraphic art adorns wine labels, menus and signboards.  

Two years ago, Tadao and his family relocated to Johor Baru for his son’s education.  This is his first time in Malaysia and he will get better acquainted with the local lifestyle before he explores more of the country for inspiration to paint.  While the landscape here is tropical and different from Japan, he feels energized by the vast amount of greenery around.

Bright Green World
Sun Rise
Spring River in Japan
Some of his art is exhibited at the White Box, on level 4 of Danga City Mall, now on till January 31.  He will be conducting painting lessons from January 24.  For enquiries, write to email: ganchu801@icloud.com


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