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SNOW LAND: TOKYO 2

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Shun Kawakami

US$ 7,035

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Ink on washi paper

Unique Work

Dimensions: 165cm (H) x 43cm (W) / 65" (H) x 16.9" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Artwork type: kakejiku

A kakejiku is a Japanese scroll painting or calligraphy which is usually displayed in a room for appreciation. Generally intended to be displayed for short periods, it is rotated according to season or occasion. The traditional crafts involved in creating a kakejiku is considered an art in itself.

‘SNOW LAND TOKYO’ is a minimalist work that captures the serene moment of the Tokyo Imperial Palace enveloped in snow. The intangible wind and atmosphere of the space are rendered in a collage of calligraphy and printed on traditional Japanese gold leaf paper delicately handcrafted by an artisan in Kanazawa.

The mounting material was specially made from fabric used in Nishijin fabric or kimono, selected and color coordinated by the artist himself.

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Born: 1977

Hometown: Fukagawa, Tokyo

Based in: Nakameguro, Tokyo

Born in Fukagawa, Tokyo in 1977. Representative of artless Inc.

He founded artless Inc. in 2001, and started his career, focusing on graphic design for magazines such as +81 magazine. His endeavors since then have spread across different fields: logo identity of corporations and brands, overall visual strategy such as advertising campaigns and websites, visual expression using technologies such as ui and video, exhibitions, products, architecture, sign system, interior design and installations. He has established a unique mode of expression that combines different artistic approaches that are not restricted to design methods. He has received many prestigious awards and is acclaimed worldwide.

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