Inoue Takehiko, under the influence of Gaudí
Takehiko Inoue, author of such well known Manga-Magazines as “Slam Dunk” or “Vagabond”, was designated cultural Ambassor of the year of Spain and Japan, which commemorated their 400 years of relationship.
Inoue has always been an enthusiastic lover of Antoni Gaudí and the Spanish art. The Japanese artist came to town last November and, as a result of that visit, the exposition “Inoue meets Gaudí” is being carried out in Japan.
Several Japanese media wanted to immortalize the experience, between them the prestigious Casa Brutus Magazine, at the leading edge of the field of design. The publication presented a full report on Antoni Gaudí and his work. Using photography and illustration as its top tools, and with an impeccable and forceful design, the reportage surely succeeds in inevitably appealing its readers to the Catalan genius world. You can check it at the following link: Casa Brutus.
Following Inoue’s last visit another Notebook of illustrations was published under the title “Pepita”, in honor of Gaudí’s thwarted love. After his most recent visit, “Sketches” has been published. There, the Japanese author continues with a compilation of illustrations through which he interprets the genius’ universe, a world that fascinated Inoue from the very first moment. For its realization, and with the purpose of achieving an understanding of true gaudinian essence, Inoue met all Gaudí’s works. It was a real pleasure to welcome him to Casa Batlló and to be able to count on his own perspective of Gaudí’s language.