Fujio Ishimoto "Floating Colors"
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SPIRAL is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Fujio Ishimoto's textiles and ceramics, introducing recent work created in Finland, from June 15th to 27th, 2010. Ishimoto has worked as a textile print designer for Marimekko since 1974, indelibly marking his name within the history of Finnish textile art. His textile designs total some 300 patterns, employing themes from Finland's vast natural environment to communicate the beauty of living things. Yet their appreciation within the world of traditional Finnish textile design can also be traced to the fresh new dimension his Japanese aesthetic heritage and conception of nature has brought to his work.
In 1989, Ishimoto started to create ceramic works. After working for one year as a guest artist for ceramics maker Arabia Finland, he started working in the US in 1991. Ever since, he has continued to design ceramics from his atelier within Arabia Finland's art department. In recent years his work has focused on flower motifs, in which he says he feels limitless possibilities.
In addition to his new ceramic works, SPIRAL is pleased to present pieces from Ishimoto's Flower series, which were previously shown in the Uniflora exhibition held at the Design Museum in Helsinki Finland in 2008, as well as a selection of his textile works.
[Image: ©Fujio Ishimoto]
From 2010-06-15 To 2010-06-27