Takashi Hinoda's chimerical work draws inspiration from manga, anime and American comics. He works in what he terms "2.5 dimensions" whereby descriptive decoration serves to embellish the three-dimensional forms. At other times the decoration is largely unrelated to the ceramic body, which becomes a surface simply for two-dimensional expression.
Hinoda's work has drawn comparisons with that of Takashi Murakami, resulting in a joint exhibition Takashi+2: East Meets East Takashi Murakami and Takashi Hinoda at the Casa Nova Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2006. His work has been collected internationally, with pieces entering public collections including The James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand, The National Museum of Art, Osaka and RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, Minneapolis, USA.
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Toki City, Gifu, Japan
Musee de la Ville de Vallauris, France
The James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan
INAX Tile Musuem, Tokoname, Aichi, Japan
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Arizona State University Art Museum, USA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, North Carolina, USA
RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, Minneapolis, USA