Toshi Ota & Keeda Oikawa "Le Pittoresque au Japon" with Store house 2006
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Photographer Toshi Ota and painter Keeda Oikawa started the collaboration work series "Le Pittoresque au Japon" in 2002. Both artists, well regarded in their respective fields, inspire each other and create a world of "picturesque Japan", by combining photography and drawing.
The images consist of traditional motifs such as plants, tea, Kimono, Butoh, and so on, which represent Japanese beauty. Selected models and styling are precisely interwoven with the image, thus presenting a novel conception of contemporary "Japanese aesthetic."
The graphics are printed not only on ink jet paper but also on mesh paper, Japanese paper, films, those which enrich the texture of materials and images.
In this exhibition, they collaborate also with the venue itself, a renovated store house which was built in 1868 with a traditional architectural skills.
Keeda Oikawa will attempt a first try at live painting performance with Kiyari.
Saturday 13th May - Doors open 19:00
Entry ¥1500 (Including 1 drink)
To be held in the bar. Reservation not necessary.
Live Painting by Keeda Oikawa
Venue will close at 17:00 in order to allow for pre-event preparation.