Friday, 28 November 2008

Surface matters

This exhibition by Tetsuo Fujimoto was held at the Daiwa Foundation near Regents Park. He makes textile hangings and wall pieces made of machine embroidered cloth. They have a very three-dimensional quality from a distance and are full of interesting detail in close up. On 14 November, Tetsuo Fujimoto gave an illustrated talk about his work and was in conversation with Lesley Millar. He described the difference between Japanese and European painting and showed us how perspective differs in the two systems. He does not make any preparatory drawings for his work but embroiders directly on to the cloth. He also gave a demonstration of his working technique. We were delighted to meet him and his son.

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