PAST EXHIBITION: Fading into Shapes and Patterns by Yasunobu Shidami

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【12th June – 27th June 2019】 PRIVATE VIEW: Wednesday 12th June 18:00-20:00 RSVP: https://bit.ly/2VGXdS3 This exhibition is inspired by traditional Japanese designs seen in historical artefacts. In a simple yet effective way, the shapes and patterns are used to convey the hidden meaning. The images are not meant to be realistic and may not use lifelike colours. The artist has taken shapes and patterns from nature and harmonised them with a figure, in the tradition of the old masters, but with his own unique approach. His new series has seen a shift in direction, introducing shapes and patterns alongside the human form. ARTIST PROFILE: Yasunobu Shidami is a Japanese painter … Read More

PAST EVENT: ‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

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【3rd June – 7th June 2019】 GALLERY TALK ‘’The Beauty of Imperfection’’: Thursday 6th June at 19:00 RSVP: https://bit.ly/2GacfVV CLASSES DATES: Monday 3rd June 11am- Bonkei Class Tuesday 4th June 6pm – Vase Arranging Class Wednesday 5th June 6pm – Bonkei Class (fully booked) Friday 7th June 11am – Vase Arranging Class For more details and to reserve space at the classes, visit https://sansho.com/events.html Sansho Living is proud to showcase unique and beautiful Japanese ceramics and homeware, including flower vases, fruit bowls and lampshades all suitable for everyday, western lifestyle. On Thursday, 6th June 2019, Sansho Living will lead a seminar The Beauty of Imperfection to introduce the participants to the philosophy of traditional Japanese … Read More

PAST EVENT: Feel the Heart of Japanese Kitchen Utensils: KAMA-ASA Pop-up shop at Sway Gallery London

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【13th May – 25th May 2019】 OPENING RECEPTION: 13th May 2019, 18:00-20:00 (STRICTLY INVITATION ONLY; please contact us on info@sway-gallery.com if you wish to attend, including your details and profession) *SOLD OUT* KNIFE SHARPENING CLASS at SWAY GALLERY LONDON Booking essential, limited availability (max 4 people in a group) Fee: £20; please contact KAMA-ASA (contact@kama-asa.fr) to book Class dates: 20th May (MON) 17:30 22nd  May (WED)17:30 24th May (FRI) 17:30 *Please note the demo knives for sharpening will be provided and you cannot bring your own knife for sharpening *ONLY A COUPLE OF SPACES LEFT* KNIFE SEMINAR Limited space; advanced booking essential; please contact KAMA-ASA (contact@kama-asa.fr) to book Seminar dates: 21st May (TUE) 17:30 … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: ARE YOU ME? – saga in manga linea – by K:KO

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【13th April – 8th May 2019】 LATE OPENING: Friday 12th April 18:00-20:00 RSVP: https://bit.ly/2VP39UN SPECIAL OPENING: Saturday 13th April 12:00-18:00; ARTIST TALK + MINI MANGA WORKSHOP at 15:00 RSVP: https://bit.ly/2Vvb49R K:KO (Keiko Kikkawa) is a Japanese artist based in Warsaw, Poland. She has studied manga art and modern arts in Kyoto, as well as animation in the Czech Republic. Her illustrations are a mix of Japanese manga style and European culture, which she continually rediscovers. This exhibition shows the beauty of the abandoned and destroyed buildings, as well as the images of women, illustrated in various forms, who enjoy the isolation and calmness of those ruins and devastated landscapes. To … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: MASTER – AN AINU STORY – BY ADAM ISFENDIYAR

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【22nd March – 10th April 2019】 PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 21st March 18:00-20:00 RSVP via EVENTBRITE ARTIST TALK: 4th April Thursday 18:30 – 19:30 Through a series of photographs and interviews taken by Adam Isfendiyar over a two year period, ‘Master – An Ainu Story’ tells the life story of an Ainu man – Kenji Matsuda, who grew up being discriminated against in his homeland because of his Ainu heritage. It also gives a rare insight into the lives of one of the indigenous peoples of Japan. Artist Profile Originally from London, Adam undertook his photography training in Tokyo as an assistant to fashion photographer Masatoshi Yamashiro. During his 8 years … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: PAINTED POEMS – 絵詩 – BY RIE TAKEDA

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【1st March – 18th March 2019】 PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 28th February 18:00-20:00 RSVP via EVENTBRITE ARTIST TALK + Demonstration: Saturday 9th March at 15:00 The theme of this exhibition is Now and Then, Here and Now. The Sway Gallery London is proud to present a carefully curated selection of artworks by the Japanese artist and calligrapher, Rie Takeda, taken from her Painted Poems series. Painted Poems radiates with an embrace of a unified harmony, striving to create a natsukashii feeling, a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of here and now. The original poems pour into the calligraphic design compositions, flowing with the rich colours, patterns and the atmospheric spirit. … Read More

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