This auction has staggered end times.
Each lot closes at 1 minute intervals.

Takanao Kaneko

Y Wire, 2018

This piece has a 20% Buyer's Premium.

Time remaining



Lot 3
Acrylic and water-based pen on canvas board
18.1 x 13.8 in (46.0 x 35.0 cm)
Signed on recto and verso


This work ships from Japan.


To facilitate the shipment of this work, Paddle8 will share your name and delivery address with the seller. The seller is not permitted to use your information for any other purpose.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Takanao Kaneko often works on themes of information overload, character and character misalignment, and the monsterization of people in safe places. In ‘Y Wire’ a cartoon-like figure looks on in distress as his face is broken up by a zig-zagging yellow line. The displaced eyes stare off into the distance in horror.

Additional Info

About Takanao Kaneko

Takanao Kaneko (Japanese, b. 1977) creates black and white illustrative-style two-dimensional works often using acrylic and water-based pens. A graduate of Mushashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design, Tokyo (2000), Kaneko has since been shown internationally in Tokyo, Taipei, London, Hong Kong, and other locations throughout Asia.