Lisa Takahashi Art Prints
Artist and printmaker Lisa Takahashi is best known for her bold, geometric linocut prints of cyclists. Born in 1981 and based in Somerset, UK she is also a prolific painter specialising in oil paintings and watercolours. Her figurative paintings are colourful and expressive, and have the influence of British Modernism and French Impressionism in equal measure. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition, the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
Takashashi's distinctive print style references the work of artists Cyril Power, Sybil Andrews and also Lill Tschudi (to view our collections of limited edition prints by these artists see our Artist Index above). She pares down detail to find essential shapes, and uses geometry to emphasise form. She concentrates often on movement and sport, specifically, in many of her prints, on cycling where she finds a natural geometry both in the shapes of the individual cyclists and in the pattern produced by the group. Her' print 'Chain Gang' was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition where the edition of original linocuts quickly sold out. 'Chain Gang' is however available here beautifully produced as a high quality digital Giclee print.