Reflections

Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1941, Masaru Takiguchi fostered his interest in sculpture early on as a child, carving copies of ancient Grecian statues from firewood that his father would bring home. While attending Kyoto City College of Fine Arts (Japan), he fell in love with the city’s great historical sites. Throughout his life as a sculptor—frequently being reminded that ancient Japanese culture revolves around stone, wood, and paper—Takiguchi has always felt a great affinity for organic materials from the earth, and he thereby learned to work with these unforgiving natural mediums with the utmost precision. In 1968, Takiguchi was brought to the United States by David and Kiko Kung; he was given a studio behind Kiko Gallery; and in 1969, 1970, and 1973, he served as a visiting instructor in sculpture at the University of Houston. During this time, Takiguchi quietly began honing his art, utilizing his own hand-made tools to produce sculptures with a rich textural component, while still maintaining a simplified and abstract composition. Takiguchi’s wood and stone sculptures, known for their organic sensuality and lyrical fluidity, have always embodied the very essence of nature’s forms: air, water, light, a breeze, or even the curve of planetary bodies. Since graduating with his M.A. in Sculpture from Kyoto City College in 1966, Takiguchi has had multiple solo exhibitions at Kiko Gallery, Meredith Long Gallery, and Hooks-Epstein Galleries; he has also participated in various group shows throughout the U.S. and Japan. His works are included in numerous public and private collections in Houston and beyond, and he has been featured in various publications and art reviews.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 to Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sea in Winter

Sea in Winter 2006-7 Brazilian Black Granite 27 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 10 3/4"

Memory of Butterfly

Memory of Butterfly, 1987, walnut, 43 1/2 x 19 x 10"

Red Wave

Red Wave 1994 Tennessee Walnut Marble 10 3/8 x 13 3/4 x 7 1/2"

Awakening of the Spring

Awakening of the Spring, 2004, Texas pecan, 26 x 12 x 10 1/2"

Luna

Luna, 2000, cherry, 13 1/8 x 10 x 6 1/2"

Memory of Horn

Memory of Horn, 2004, Texas pecan, 27 1/2 x 17 x 11 1/2"

High Tide

High Tide, 2002, pecan, 26 x 12 x 12"

Night Ocean

Night Ocean 1995 Brazilian Black Granite 19 1/2 x 29 x 14"

The Wave, Summer

The Wave, Summer, 2006, Brazilian black granite, 20 1/2 x 13 x 6 1/4"

High Wind

High Wind, 1997, stained pine, 23 x 15 x 12 3/4"

A Gust of Wind

A Gust of Wind, 1997, pine, 29 1/2 x 22 1/4 x 14"

Spring Wind

Spring Wind, 1997, stained pine, 36 1/4 x 14 x 12 3/4"

Wind and Wave

Wind and Wave, 1997, stained pine, 32 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 10"

Gale

Gale,1997, pine, 49 3/4 x 25 x 25"

Sold Inventory

Ocean

Ocean 1994 Georgia Granite 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 6"

Comet

Comet, 2001, Brazilian black granite, 6 x 14 x 10 3/4"

From Time to Time

From Time to Time, 1991, Tennessee marble, 11 1/2 x 7 x 3 1/2"

Stand Up

Stand Up, 1990, Arkansas red granite, 14 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 3 1/4"

Mirage

Mirage, 1991, Tennessee walnut marble, 11 x 6 x 3 1/2"

Sea in Autumn

Sea in Autumn 2007 Tennessee Walnut Marble 12 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 7"

Wave

Wave, 1998, Texas walnut, 13 3/4 x 20 x 12"

With All My Heart

With All My Heart 2005 Mesquite wood 13 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Autumn Wind

Autumn Wind, 1997, stained maple, 20 1/2 x 7 x 7"