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Japan Blue
by Artcourt Gallery
Location: Artcourt Gallery
Artist(s): Shihoko FUKUMOTO
Date: 13 Mar - 11 Apr 2015

ARTCOURT Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Fukumoto Shihoko commemorating the release of the first complete retrospective publication on the artist’s 40 years of career from 1977 to 2015 “FUKUMOTO SHIHOKO JAPAN BLUE.” Having continued to explore the world of indigo, which is one of the symbols of the Japanese color senses and aesthetics, Fukumoto is the dye artist who has been successful at the forefront. The book includes representative works from every series of work produced by Fukumoto’s hands from 1977 to 2015 including the newest pieces. ARTCOURT Gallery presents selected key pieces from each period (approx. 15 pieces).

Fukumoto brought innovative integration of the tradition of indigo dyeing and modern sensitivity by her own aesthetics pursuing ‘my ideal spatial consciousness.’ Material is

the concept. Blue is the base color. White of the fabric is pronounced even more by being dyed with indigo. And blue gradation envelops the space. Fukumoto Sihoko’s

indigo ties time-space and beauty that science cannot grasps and awakens viewer’s intuitive sense. With her extraordinary sense of beauty in indigo, Fukumoto participated the 13th International Biennale of Tapestry (Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, 1987) as a start, became the leading figure among the contemporary indigo artists and headed international acclaim of the Japanese KOGEI.

This will be a retrospective exhibit covering the history of Fukumoto Shihoko as an artist.

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