Artist Takefumi Hori was born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan where he also later studied Japanese calligraphy. After moving to New York in 2004, he started work on his abstract paintings with acrylic on canvas. Since 2009, Takefumi has been making his gold abstract paintings. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Working from his studio in Brooklyn, Hori found himself surrounded by the hustle and bustle of everyday urban life. He is inspired by the atmosphere and energy alongside the material wealth and prosperity of the New York City financial hub. In his work, Hori juxtaposes these elements with the calm serenity of classically uncomplicated geometry and composition. To express the energy of New York Hori adopted gold (i.e. 24 karat gold ) as a main material for his paintings. After long and intensive experiments, he has developed a one of a kind painting style.