Friday, April 8, 2011

Beautiful Vision: The World of Takashi Shuji

I'm posting this today, because I find it so inspiring.
"Takashi Shuji, 35, who has Down syndrome, works with pastels as a member of a painting club at Mukogawa Suzukake Sagyojo, a facility for disabled people in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.
Shuji's work, characterized by bold outlines and filled, at a frenetic pace, with pastel hues, is often completed in a single, unstinting effort of many hours, often leaving his face blackened. One of his pieces was used as part of the promotional poster for the Art Brut Collection Japon exhibition held at the same Lausanne gallery last year."(From The Daily Yomiuri)


  1. Wow! Pretty inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The power of the human spirit as it translates through art.

  3. Thanks for sharing Takashi's story and beautiful, striking work!

  4. Oh my gosh, those are amazing! jan