Takami Horikoshi
by Colin Davidson

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Oil on linen
1270 x 1170 mm

Colin Davidson gained a BA (Hons) degree from the Art and Design faculty at the University of Ulster. He is an Academician of the Royal Ulster Academy and has won the R.U.A. Gold medal three times. Davidson’s work has been seen in numerous exhibitions in London, New York and Milan and is held in private and public collections, including that of the Arts Council for Northern Ireland.

The portrait is of the Japanese body artist Takami Horikoshi. On being introduced to Horikoshi, the artist: ‘Saw great potential in interpreting the sitter’s facial tattoos, which interact in a fascinating way with the flesh and hair.’

    Takami Horikoshi by Colin Davidson, 2013
    © Colin Davidson