artwork

solo art exhibition by shun kawakami

August 29, 2018

traditional contemporary by shun kawakami
at Phaédo Gallery

solo art exhibition
https://www.phaedostudios.com


A solo exhibition “traditional contemporary” by artist Shun Kawakami was on show at the Phaédo Gallery, Shanghai in February 2018. Through the use of modern printing technologies and calligraphy combined with traditional materials like gold and silver foils, while embracing the imperfections of digital printing as “wabi-sabi”; he pursues to make works that express traditional Japanese aesthetics through the language of modern design.

Phaédo Gallery is an art gallery created by Phaédo, an aesthetic brand based in China which artless Inc. was in charge of branding and V.I. Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts graduate Zhu Zhu is the designer of the brand as well as the director of the gallery. Although located in a central district in Shanghai, the gallery consisting of four rooms and a garden with a tea room for guests is like a secret hideout with a serene and meditative atmosphere.


2018年2月、アーティスト・川上シュンは上海のPhaédo Gallery にて個展「traditional contemporary」を開催いたしました。モノクロームの特殊印刷とカリグラフィーを織り交ぜた金箔・銀箔の作品をメインに、人為的でない掠れや経年劣化を「侘び寂び」の美の要素としてとりいれ、伝統と現代を融合させる作品を追求しています。

「Phaédo Gallery」は、artless Inc.がブランディングおよびV.I.を担当したブランド「Phaédo」が運営するアートギャラリーです。インテリア、ファッション、アート作品までを手がけるブランド「Phaédo」は、アントワープ王立芸術アカデミーでファッションデザインを学んだ Zhu Zhuがデザイナーを務め、同ギャラリーのディレクションも行っています。上海の中心部にありながら、4つの部屋と庭園、そして来廊者をもてなす茶室を構える「Phaédo Gallery」は、静かな佇まいの中に品格のあふれる空間となっています。


gallery info
address: No.129-1, WuKang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
hours: 13:00 – 19:00 (tues – sun) closed on mondays / reservations only

contact
wechat: Phaedo_official
email: feile@phaedostudios.com
brand site: www.phaedostudios.com

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