Area：Ayabe, Kyoto Prefecture Material ：Japanese paper, soil, pigment
From AMART 2022, we are pleased to carry the artworks by Wataru Hatano.
A representative work "stacked things" that expresses the beauty of things that have accumulated over many years, made with Japanese paper, soil, and pigments, etc.
The exhibition will also bring together works depicting "mountain" scenes that were created for this exhibition.
Visited Mr. Hatano's atelier, he talked about his thoughts on washi enthusiastically.
It was his hope that many people would use washi to reaffirm the excellence of washi, the consumption of which had drastically decreased. To this end, he has been working energetically to create not only craft-like washi accessories, but also art works and to propose ways to use washi in interior spaces.
Washi paper was used to cover the atelier, the floor, walls, dining table, and even the rainwater drainage pipes in Mr. Hatano's home!
It was an event that made me want to learn about washi again, precisely because the comfort of soft light through shoji screens, which I had taken for granted, is no longer the norm.
Please enjoy the comfort atmosphere of the space with Washi.
［ Profile ］
Born in Awaji island
Graduated from Tama Art University, Painting Department, Oil Painting Course
Became a research student of Kurotani Washi paper; famous Washi made in Kyoto
Became independent as Kurotani Washi papermaker
Certified craftsmen of Kyo-Mono; craftsmen of traditional crafts for the future.
Spatial construction, art, exhibitions in Japan and overseas Many group exhibitions Major works include log-onomichi construction and art, Hiroshima Post Office art wall, tou-nishinotoin artwork, etc.
*AMART 2022 exhibited works will be available from Friday, October 28, 2022. We hope you will look forward to them.