During the Edo period, one of the ingenious solutions to make bearable a hot summer in Japan, was to decorated the interiors and to wear clothing that feel cool. People liked cool patterns and indigo kimonos, even the fan was a fashionable item in summer.
In this workshop, we will draw on this tradition and paint summer flowers (hydrangea or morning glory), with a final take home on a fan-shaped canvas.
“Summer Flower and Vase” Exhibition (July 2nd – August 4th, 2018) by Shou and Mako at KOSAKA Art Gallery
The juxtaposition of painted Summer Flowers with a handcrafted Vase, begs the viewer a willingness to suspend disbelief, and appreciate a blooming life unfold. Within this vision, cool colors brings solace and calm to the humid and hot Summer.
Shou is a Japanese artist, who earned the name from her Calligraphy teacher. Shou is a Sumi-e painter, Calligraphy and Fashion Illustrative living in New York City. She draws inspiration from Japanese traditional styles of painting, reinterpreting it with a romantic but modern aesthetic, with an emphasis on beauty and fashion. She has worked with a number of high profile clients including; hachette collections, OLIVER WEBER, PATRICK Japan, ANNA SUI, and the restaurant Haru. She has exhibited her artworks in Tokyo, Paris, and New York.