Yusuke TAKEMURA (b 1983) was born in Japan. In 2006 Takemura completed his Bachelor degree in glass from Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts in Japan. Whilst in Japan under the guidance and training of internationally renowned glass artist Toshio Iezumi, Takemura developed a highly skilled technique of glass surface treatment and cutting.
In 2009 Takemura continued his studies in Australia completing a Masters Degree from The University of Sydney. During this concentrated period of studio research Takemura honed his highly specialized skill, of cutting precarious organic shapes through fragile glass forms, into a strong, highly individualistic visual language. Takemura is currently attending a MPhil degree at the Australian National University (Masters of Philosophy in Glass), ACT, Australia.
He has been awarded several major prizes. In 2011 The AusGlass Vicky Torr Memorial Prize, The AusGlass Sabbia Gallery Solo Exhibition Prize and shortlisted for the prestigious Ranamok Glass Prize.
Takemura’s innovative methods are a daring fusion of traditional technique with contemporary knowledge that he has developed to translate ideas concerning human experience, history and place. Takemura’s intriguing, poetic forms are subtle investigations of making the invisible world visible that belie the technical virtuoso of the artist.