TAKORA Kimiyoshi Futori
With a motto, “Catchy for Life ♡ ♥”, a visual creator, TAKORA Kimiyoshi Futori, who has been featured several times in SHIFT, exhibited a new artwork made from a combination of pieces of paper that we have been accumulating for some time. I was fascinated by the process of creating his art by putting paper together like a puzzle into the designs that he creates on his computer. It would be fun to have a workshop with kids to create art freely.
Yasuyuki Tsuchiya, who was born in Hiroshima and currently lives in Tokyo, creates works using office supply motifs. Many companies have shifted to their employees working from home due to the pandemic, and everything has become processed online. Under such circumstances, the world no longer needs paper and supplies. Tsuchiya started to produce art works in order to provide such office supplies a time to shine.
Hitomi Nonaka, a photographer and photo embroidery artist from and living in Osaka. This is her second exhibition following 2018. This time, she presented a work which she embroidered directly onto her photographs. She says that the scenery in front of us is overlaid with fantasies. Then, she embroideries the “world that does not appear in the photograph” on photo paper with needles and threads. The idea of AR, Augmented Reality, by hand reproducing the shape of things that do not appear is interesting.
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