My work seeks to grasp ephemeral moments, like those taken in photography. I turn them into permanent and material forms. I want to encourage profound and direct experience of looking, and stimulate viewers’ visual awareness. My art aspires to unleash people from their forces of habit, and the restrictions hidden in their daily lives. 



As soon as the brain encounters something organised or designed, it starts a process of analysis. This causes tension and fatigue. The things I make are elaborate and complex, but at the same time it looks simple. The quantities of visual information I use are beyond what can normally be assessed, but paradoxically, this relaxes the viewer. It is like looking at, say, the grain of well-thumbed wood, or a city at night, or movement on the surface of water: viewers’ brains give up attempts at analysis via established knowledge and notions. As if tricked, the viewer can gradually accept a pure relationship between the thing in front of them, and what lies within themselves. They are freed from all restraint.


Capitalist society is for ever expanding. This is true even in situations where individual consumption shrinks. Society seeks profit, promoting more and more systematisation and control. Established notions also function to constrain people and make them rigid. My work, I hope, finds a chaotic niche within this, and so provides clues to a break from our problems, or even their resolution.


Takao Inoue 




脳は整理されデザインされたものを見ると自ずと分析を始めます。これにはある種の緊張感や疲労感を伴います。私の作品は緻密で複雑な工程で製作されていますが見た目はシンプルです。しかし分析できる視覚的情報量を超越させている為 使い込まれた木目や都会の夜景、水面の揺らぎなどを見てリラックスしたような状態になります。鑑賞者の脳はトリックに翻弄されるように分析を諦め知識や既成概念がうまく機能しないので、時間とともに純粋に目の前のものと自分自身だけの関係になり様々な束縛から放たれてゆきます。





Tulip Objet d'Art  2017

I encased a fresh tulip flower. Now someone can have it beside them wherever and

whenever they like. People today are stressed because of the overwhelming volume

of work. In Japanese, the character "busy / 忙しい" is written with the combination of

'losing' and 'mind'.

Tulips symbolise 'consideration'. Keeps this beside you, and I hope you regain your peace of mind and feel a reduction of stress.


Takao Inoue 


Tulip Objet d'Art  2017 "RED"

Tulip Objet d'Art 2017 "Purple" and "Pink"

Forbidden colours  / Broken tulip (in production)

In 17c, the flower was very expensive,                                                                                              But  we never see it in the market now.

This beautiful tulip was exceptionally rare in the 17th century and it was very expensive. In the 20th century it is incinerated as soon as it is discovered that virus is the characteristic of its pattern.

* In 17th century, tulip flower have brought up first bubble economics in Netherland in the World. 

Forbidden colours / Broken Tulip (Production process)

Tampopo "blowin'" 2016-

an object to see the sky in hand sometimes

*for the people too much compressed by something and feel too much about sense of  responsibility. instead of smartphone.

Casting raw colors "fresh petal"

Tampopo 2009

To make a wish, the moment make us releasing....

To live this chaos world, we need something like art, photo ,cinema....

Seeing this little ones for a short time, I hope you can take a rest only a few of the time.



re-birth #1 "chair of french caffe"

Dandelion is a symbol of vitality and humor. It will appear such as the road side in the spring  without borrow anyone's help. It makes me entertain us a really lovely powerful. This series is the historical background to those that are no longer needed the end is role, it has given a new value and respect the experience and presence still now. All artwork of this series is unique piece.


oled tampopo

Each anyone has their own rhythm.  

when they gather some,Harmony begins.

"Tampopo untitled "                                                                           *abnormlity, freak, unusual but 'a piece of Tokyo'

In rare cases it will encounter something like these strange piece every year are faced quite a few of dandelion. I have not been sealed into acrylic block until now. But little by little the number is increasing. Sequentially production as soon as it found from 2016s. *These dandelion are likely to appear due to Radioactive and too much heat..

an object to play with the sun 2015'

I want to know the sun light why it is so attractive.


an object to know the sun light more...

to play with the sun light more.


*proposal of table top small lighting using Organic LED panels.

installation of Zaku Zaku@harajuku

Zaku Zaku @harajuku design: Takao Inoue


Tampopo "to release"

every seeds has a direction their want to go.

Cabinet to float

a space of this art work creating makes you releasing. 


no bad smell Durian

*collabotation with C. huaiyan SLD

 every kinda people

every people looks like they lost their identity in this chaotic world, but no problem it is natural. korede iinoda.

a lamp of

every kinda people

endless grassland of dandelions in its inside.

One of Installations

Installation for Zaku Zaku @Harajuku Tokyo

*Detail of prism lighting system named "DEW"