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 is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of everyday urban life. He finds inspiration in the atmosphere and the energy and the material wealth and prosperity of New York City. In his work he juxtaposes these aspects of the city with the calm serenity of classically uncomplicated geometry and composition.