Ken Fujimoto, who makes wooden works in Nanjo, Okinawa Prefecture.
In recent years, he has been working on beautiful "picturesque" sabi-urushi works.
At the third solo exhibition at AMAHARE, you can see his works using various Okinawan trees such as sabi-urushi, Horuto-no-ki, and Javanese bishopwood.
Please enjoy the vibrant work that he could only make because he truly understood each tree.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Date：Friday, May 20, 2022 - Sunday, May 29, 2022
* Regular holidays Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
5-5-2 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
◇Meet the artist
Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2022
Reservations are not required.
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Photo / Yuka Yanazume @yuka_yanazume
When we shot his sabi-urushi work
there was a clear difference in brightness and it looked like an oil painting.
He contacted me in advance that "sabi-urushi works are about to be halved in this exhibition".
If that so, I decided on the title of this exhibition as "Picturesque".
“The work itself is picturesque, and the space around it becomes also like a painting.”
The space where his work is placed seems to bring us closer to nature.
"There is nothing that matches the beauty of nature."
Every time his work arrives, he making me realize it and I was impressed.
Wood grain, knots and chips that are proof that the tree has lived.
A gentle curve created by drying.
When he fix them up a little, they will be more stand out and modern.
Sabi-urushi work is a primitive form.
It's fun to have different facial expressions on the inside and outside.
The inside is moist nuance black.
The outside has a stone-like texture.
Perfect as a tableware and home décor.
There is a theory that the name Holto-no-ki is derived from the pronunciation of "Portuguese tree".
Looking at the complex and wild wood grain, it seems that I am fascinated by its beauty.
By deliberately leaving the marks cut with a chainsaw, the work is told the strength of wood to us.
His lighting first appears in the AMAHARE store.
The light that leaks along the organic lines gently illuminates the area.
We look forward to welcoming you to our store in a picturesque space with a tableware and lighting that he created.