About

Nozomi Takayama is an artist / illustrator who is currently based in Tokyo, Japan .
She captures real moments through making crayon and pencil drawings, oil paintings, collages, and books.
Nozomi was born and grew up in Osaka. At fifteen, she started working on oil painting and collage since being encouraged by her high school art teacher, Nobuyuki Shibuya, who is an oil painter.
She studied printmaking for two years in Osaka University of Arts Junior College, where she started line drawing to make etching work in 2011. Since then drawing has been her main style. In those days, a library was her workplace. Magazines and photo books were her influences which still can be seen in her books.
Nozomi's inspiration has been her personal life and journey since when she traveled around Europe for the first time for three months in 2014.
Over the past several years, she also makes tattoo designs and artwork for clients such as a Japan based musician, annie the clumsy.


アーティスト、イラストレーター。大阪府出身、東京都在住。
クレヨンや鉛筆、油彩を用いた絵画やコラージュやアートブックを中心に制作。
15歳のころに油絵とコラージュの制作を始め、大阪芸術大学にて版画を専攻していた学生時代に線画を描くようになったことがきっかけで現在のようなドローイングが中心のスタイルとなった。当時は雑誌や写真集からアイデアを得ることが多く、2014年にヨーロッパを3ヶ月間初めて一人旅してからは私生活と旅をテーマにしている。
タトゥーのデザイン、 初期作品からannie the clumsyのアルバムやグッズ等のアートワークなども手がける。

© NOZOMI TAKAYAMA 2018

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