Skin Deep Beauty series was inspired by the colour blindness of the artist Tatsuma Takeda.
Her works are also composed of and inspired by 17th century still life flowers in which artists attempted to capture the transitory nature of beauty with various types of flowers.
Despite their diverse geographical origins and seasonal evolution, they seem to coexist in the same space. Painted in this way, they thus become representative of a utopia without hierarchy.
Tatsuma Takeda (Japon) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts through the dedicated programme created with Shell Art Award.