Chris Takakura Art Direction & Design
the day I thought I was dying: chris takakura

“The Void of Photography” is a photography collection I have put together throughout the years from 2003 to 2013. The approach to the photographic canvas was to focus on minimal objects or scenery as possible and to capture the sense of void and emptiness through it all. Each piece has a significant meaning behind it, which I expressed in the past through the use of poetry. I welcome anyone to download the art piece to use for their desktop wallpaper or their mobile devices to their liking.

strings and attractors by chris takakura

Project: Strings and Attractors

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“Strings and Attractors” is a work done in February to March of 2014 that started off as my flagship “recycle old work” type of project called “The Genesis Project”. While I started the work off by re-creating something that was meant to be a improvement of my old work titled “Break in the Sphere”, it became a whole new entity of it’s own. During my reincarnation of The Genesis Project, I figured this was going to happen. The work features photography, Photoshop and heavy use of Cinema 4D.

desolation series by: chris takakura

Desolation Series

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“Desolation Series” was a short but relatively fun project I did back in 2013 when I felt like I needed to express my feelings through art. The paintings are series of material influenced and color defined artwork that I did without thinking much. It is influenced in the surrealist art style called “Pure Psychic Automatism” coined by André Breton. Automatic art was simply a style in which the artist strongly relies on chance and letting your hand move through the canvas. It is a form of expression of the subconsciousness through visual exposition and creative gestures.

twisted thought generator by: chris takakura

“Twisted Thought Generator” was an artwork I did way back in the days (1999 to be exact) for At the time, there was a growing trend ironically called “the trend style”, which was a composition of randomly modeled 3D objects with a futuristic tone. Being only experienced in Photoshop for about 3 years at the time, I followed that trend and experimented with 3D modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Bryce 3D.

alice: revival by: chris takakura

The Genesis Project

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I have slowly been working on what I call “The Genesis Project”, which is my attempt to re-create some of my old personal projects I have done and see what I can do to change and hopefully improve the artwork, while maintaining integrity of the original artwork. The main guideline behind the project is for me to use 75% of the existing assets from the previous project while adding 25% of something new, which can be forms of elements, new photography and type. The first one so far, titled “Alice: Revival” is a new work based on my previous work titled “Alice”, which was done in 2003.

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