The once textile designer for Finland lifestyle brand marimekko holds an exhibition titled, “Fujiwo Ishimoto Cloth and Ceramics -Winter-” at Spiral Garden of Aoyama, Tokyo. This is his second large scale private exhibition in Japan.
The theme for the exhibition is winter and Ishimoto displays his works of fabrics and pottery expressing a fondness to nature whilst using sharp colors.
Ishimoto worked for marimekko for 30 years until 2006 and produced roughly 300 styles of textile patterns during his career. He is acclaimed worldwide for his artworks such as the “Mattaira” series, whose motifs are flowers in a marsh and “Taiga” series, which reminds us of the winds blowing on the ground.
Currently, Ishimoto works for the art department of ARABIA and creates pottery works using flowers and natural landscapes as motifs.
At the exhibition space, pottery works of flowers that express the texture of black clay and a lotus pond at night with the moon reflection on its surface, flower reliefs in vivid colors, and marimekko fabrics including “SELANNE” are on display. There are fashion aspects as well, and shirts, dresses and textile samples from the archive collection are shown.
Fujiwo Ishimoto Cloth and Ceramics -Winter-
Venue: Spiral Garden
Address: 5-6-23 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo
Dates: Until Jan. 14th 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Admission: Free of charge
Closed: Dec. 30th 2012 to Jan. 4th 2013