Thank you for reading my blog. If you're in Japan, please visit the 'Washi no noren' exhibition. My paper curtain 'Blue-and-white flycatcher' together with many other beautiful noren (traditional Japanese curtain) will be on display at the Yoshida Studio in Mino. The dates are April 30 and May 15-16 2016. Enjoy Spring in Japan!
If you're in the Netherlands you can view my linocut 'Konbini no. 1' at Galerie Iroha in Dordrecht.
From July 5 until August 29 Galerie Iroha will display ceramic stockworks from Anne Marie Miskotte-Metz, Charlotte Poulsen (DM/FR), Haruka Matsuo (JP/NL), Jassu Kaneko (JP/NL), Katja Van Breedam (B), Kazuko Uga (JP), Liesbeth de Jonge, Marja Vogelezang-Sundquest, Mirjam Veldhuis, Nathalie Sonnet(FR), Nicoline Nieuwenhuis, Ria van Roomen, Ric Sebes, Ruthvan Eck-Rotholz (VS/NL), Sonja Sebes, Toshi Takeuchi (JP/CH), and Yuta Segawa (JP/VK), printworks from Anna Metz, Yana Poppe and Yuriko Miyoshi(JP) and paintings from Mamiko Nagatomo (JP/NL).
Thank you everyone for coming! It was very nice meeting new people, as well as seeing old friends again.
For the people who could not come: until February the 22nd you can view my works at Galerie Iroha in Dordrecht.
It's a pity you missed my talk during the vernissage. If you have any questions regarding my works, feel free to contact me.
Tomorrow (January 15) starts my solo-exhibition "Scenery in Japan" at Galerie Iroha in Dordrecht.
Besides light objects from Mino paper, you can see the diptych paintings "Japanese Interior" including the latest two "Japanese Interior no. 3" and "Japanese Interior no. 4". I am particularly excited to show you my newest works: linocut- and woodcut prints on Kozo paper I made in the Fall of 2014 at Art Studio Itsukaichi.
Did you know that the traditional craft of Mino paper-making is now (since 2014) on the list of UNESCO? The paper light objects are from handmade Mino paper I made during my stay as Artist in Residence at the Mino Paper Art Village Project. Also the "Japanese Interior" diptychs are painted on handmade Mino paper I made during that time.
The title "Scenery in Japan" refers to the direct surrounding during my stays in Japan. The images for the prints for example, come from outside the Art Studio Itsukaichi. Two of them are views from the windows on the first floor.
Although my main source of inspiration is the urban landscape, for the "Japanese Interior" diptychs I was influenced by the traditional and modern Japanese interiors. The structure of the latticeworks and the openness of the architecture is interesting, something I had not experienced before. Even in modern Japanese architecture specific features can be seen, for example tatami mats and sliding doors.
The opening of the exhibition is on Sunday the 18th of January, where I also will be present.
Newsletter in Japanese (JP)
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I am looking forward to 2015 which will start with my solo exhibition "Scenery in Japan". From January 15 till February 22 you can view my paintings and washi lightboxes at Galerie Iroha in Dordrecht. Also my latest prints which I made in Japan as Artist in Residence at "Art Studio Itsukaichi" will be on display. I will be there on January the18th. Welcome!