Junko Oki and Masaho Anotani Exhibition

Kosaku Kanechika

poster for Junko Oki and Masaho Anotani Exhibition
[Image: Junko Oki, "Moon and Chrysalis 03", 2017]

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Junko Oki was selected for the 11th Shiseido Art Egg and has recently had a solo exhibition at the Shiseido Gallery. She stitches embroidery into old cloths in an intricate and time-consuming way. Each piece has own story and the bundles of cloth take on a new life, combinations of narrative appearing as if by serendipity. Stitching with thin threads usually used for sewing machines the pieces are made without sketches, images spreading over the fabric with strong vivid expressions. Masaho Anotani combines various media such as drawing, collage and spray painting and depicts instinct, sensation, observation, doubts, and impulses sometimes in direct ways and sometimes in surreal ways. His work has also attracted attention from the fields of fashion and design, and he has presented many collaborations with fashion brands such as Comme des Garcons and ZUCCa. In 2016 his work was featured in Steidl - Werk No. 23: Masaho Anotani “Deformed”, created by a celebrated Singaporean designer Theseus Chan and a publisher Steidl. This exhibition will feature the works of Junko Oki’s that were recently exhibited at the Shiseido Gallery which includes her embroidered works, in addition to the drawings of Masaho Anotani.

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from September 02, 2017 to October 07, 2017
Open: Tuesdays to Thursdays, Saturdays 11:00-18:00, Fridays 11:00-20:00 Closed: Mondays, Sundays and national holidays

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