We were lucky to visit the exhibition “Washi, the sublimated paper”, a brilliant example of modern Asian art. The Japanese contemporary artist Kinji ISOBE is from the Mino region, well known for producing washi, traditional Japanese paper. It is natural that he adopted this material to express himself, as well as other materials traditionally used in Japanese art, such as ink, gold leaf, wood, persimmon juice … and acrylic paint that gives his creations a striking modernity.
Strength of line and color, calligraphy, use of symbols, mixing materials, inclusions, collages … The work of the artist, rich and inventive, leads him to appropriate like no one else this so distinctive texture material, in order to renew the pictorial art of kakemono.
Do not miss his selection of large format works, as this extraordinary panorama of over eleven meters … A reinterpretation of a nature scenery, mysterious and life vibrant landscape, you seem able to enter and walk in … .
Enjoy a virtual visit and watch a video below to see how this amazing paper is produced!
- March 25, 2016
- Margret Ressang