"Takashi Shuji, 35, who has Down syndrome, works with pastels as a member of a painting club at Mukogawa Suzukake Sagyojo, a facility for disabled people in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.  Shuji's work, characterized by bold outlines and filled, at a frenetic pace, with pastel hues, is often completed in a single, unstinting effort of many hours, often leaving his face blackened. One of his pieces was used as part of the promotional poster for the Art Brut Collection Japon exhibition held at…

"Takashi Shuji, 35, who has Down syndrome, works with pastels as a member of a painting club at Mukogawa Suzukake Sagyojo, a facility for disabled people in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. Shuji's work, characterized by bold outlines and filled, at a frenetic pace, with pastel hues, is often completed in a single, unstinting effort of many hours, often leaving his face blackened. One of his pieces was used as part of the promotional poster for the Art Brut Collection Japon exhibition held at…

Petals in a Vase and Bottle and Milk and Lotus Pips - 2008

Petals in a Vase and Bottle and Milk and Lotus Pips - 2008

Takashi Shuji candles, a coping saw, and a handkerchief 2006

Takashi Shuji candles, a coping saw, and a handkerchief 2006

Takashi Shuji, Fire Extinguisher and Plastic Bottle and Broom - 2005

Takashi Shuji

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