Figure of Woman. Original color silkscreen an relief print, 1973. Edition of 75 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Shu Takahashi was Japanese modern and contemporary artist, who lived in Rome in a part of his life and also worked as a professor in Kurashiki University of Science and The Arts in Japan. He inducted the “Kurashiki Modern Art Biennale in West Japan”, to promote Kurashiki as a place of transmission for new art in Japan and in order to guide young artists. That was his effort to decentralized the over-concentrated culture from Tokio into the other cities and towns. In Japan, Takahashi also founded the Nouveau Group, a movement that would revolutionize the visual artistic language. His art is characterized by vibrant organic abstract forms, and shapes are defined only by colors of themselves.