Takeshi Mitsumoto

Born 1962 in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

Graduated 1987 from the post graduate course in Art at Tokyo Gakugei University.

Lecturer at Tokyo Kaseigakuin University, 2002.

Takeshi Mitsumoto is a metal artist working in copper, brass, aluminium, iron and silver. He particularly works with metal in an architectural direction challenging the perceptions of metal as heavy and rigid. For example, by bending, soldering and coiling he transforms pieces of iron piping into large flowing undulating sculptural works. He has won numerous prizes in Japan and exhibited in London, Germany, New York and Australia. His work is in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.

Selected Works


Iron Crest 1, 2016

H 25 x W 41 x D 25 cm

Iron, rust

Rounded Iron Crest 2, 2016

H 30 x W 40 x D 25 cm

Iron, rust

A set of three tall iron sculptures, 2008

H 64 x W 60 x D 15 cm

Iron, rust