[5th – 29th April 2017]
Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, the selling exhibition will showcase contemporary art and interior objects that are inspired by Japan and created in London.
Featured artists include designer-makers of Japanese heritage like ceramicist and RCA graduate Ikuko Iwamoto and creatives inspired by Japanese culture, including French visual artist Damien Borowik.
Visitors are invited to add a touch of Japan to their own homes, with Japanese-inspired artwork and interior objects from UK designers available for sale or commission during the exhibition. The Sway Gallery shop also stocks products specially sourced from Japan.
FEATURED DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS
Ikuko Iwamoto (ceramics)
www.ikukoi.co.uk | Twitter @ikukoik | Instagram @ikukoikik | Facebook
Damien Borowik (visual artist and digital craftsman)
www.drawingmachine.com | Twitter @dborowik | Instagram @damienborowik
Natsko Seki (illustration)
www.natsko.com | Instagram @natsko_seki
Romor Designs in collaboration with Isabella Lepri (lighting)
www.romordesigns.com (Shibori and kimono fabric lampshades) | Instagram @romordesigns | Facebook
www.isabellalepri.com (ceramics) | Twitter @i_l_ceramics | Instagram @isabella_lepri | Facebook
with furniture courtesy of ELEMENTARY
PikaPika is Japanese onomatopoeia for shiny or bright. Now in its third edition, PikaPika is a selling exhibition curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell that showcases the bright talents of contemporary UK-based Japanese designers and artists. PikaPika: Spotlight on Japanese Designers debuted to very positive response in July 2016 to at the Gallery at Craft Central in Clerkenwell, London.
PikaPika at Home: Japanese Accents for London Living joins a season of Japanese cultural and art events in London, including The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at the Barbican Centre Art Gallery (23 March – 25 June), Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan at William Morris Gallery (through 14 May), and the British Museum’s upcoming Hokusai beyond the Great Wave (25 May – 13 August).