Chikuunsai IV Tanabe



Godai - Fire, 2017
Godai - Fire, 2017
bamboo
102 x 49 x 41 cm
40.2 x 19.3 x 16.2 in

Godai - Fire, 2017
Godai - Fire, 2017
bamboo
82 x 73 x 61 cm
32.3 x 28.7 x 24 in

Godai - Fire, 2017
Godai - Fire, 2017
bamboo
54 x 61 x 53 cm
21.3 x 24 x 20.9 in

Godai - The Earth, 2017
Godai - The Earth, 2017
bamboo
36 x 65 x 62 cm
14.2 x 25.6 x 24.4 in

Godai - Wind, 2017
Godai - Wind, 2017
bamboo
64,5 x 60 x 28 cm
25.4 x 23.6 x 11 in

Godai - The Earth, 2017
Godai - The Earth, 2017
bamboo
113.54 x 58.17 x 48.01 cm
44.7 x 22.9 x 18.9 in

Godai - Water, 2017
Godai - Water, 2017
bamboo
63 x 71,5 x 35 cm
24.8 x 28.2 x 13.8 in

Godai - Water, 2017
Godai - Water, 2017
bamboo
38 x 94 x 47,5 cm
15 x 37 x 18.7

Godai - Wind, 2017
Godai - Wind, 2017
bamboo
98,5 x 75,5 x 39,5 cm
38.8 x 29,7 x 15,6 in

Godai - The Eerth and Wind (ÉVENTUELLEMENT PIÈCE MURALE), 2017
Godai - The Eerth and Wind (ÉVENTUELLEMENT PIÈCE MURALE), 2017
bamboo
39 x 90 x 65 cm
13.4 x 35.4 x 25.6 in

Godai - Kokuu, 2017
Godai - Kokuu, 2017
bamboo
48 x 123 x 70,5 cm
18.9 x 48.4 x 27,8 in

Godai, 2017
Godai, 2017
bamboo
62 x 106 x 106 cm
24.4 x 41.7 x 41.7 in




Japanese, born in 1973 in Sakai, Osaka
Lives and works in Osaka, Japan


 

Chikuunsai IV is the youngest artist of a familial line of traditional Japanese baskets weavers. He graduated from the fine art department of Osaka City Crafts High School and later went on to  the Sculpture Department of Tokyo Art University. From there Chikuunsai IV proceeded to develop his skills for two years as an apprentice. Deriving his practice from the production of traditional accessories for the tea ceremony,  Chikuunsai IV makes large-scale installations and non-functional objects with a recognisably unique style. In his sculptural pieces, age-old techniques are mastered and fused with his contemporary take-on bamboo weaving.

Works of Chikuunsai IV Tanabe are included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Museum Fine Art of Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art , USA; Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, UK; Museum of Fine Arts Gifu, Japan; Guimet Museum, Paris; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; amongst others.