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The Art of Japanese Bamboo by Hafu MATSUMOTO 松本破風 日本竹藝美術展 16.3 - 14.4.2024


 








Hafu MATSUMOTO has collaborated with LOEWE since 2019, and curated a selection of artworks focusing on the use of leather instead of bamboo, yet retained the style and visual effect of bamboo pieces.

從2019年至今,松本破風與LOEWE羅意威合作,策劃了一系列以皮革代替竹子的藝術作品,

但保留了竹子的天然形態和視覺效果。


Contemporary Crafts Centre and Keiko International Art are proud to showcase an exquisite collection of bamboo creations by Master Hafu MATSUMOTO in Hong Kong:


VIP Preview & Meet the Artist 貴賓預覽及作家在廊: 

Date & Time: 16.3.2024 3pm - 6pm

Venue: The Gallery by SOIL

Language: Japanese (English / Cantonese Interpretation)

Registration is not required.

This is a Free-of-Charge event 費用全免


Exhibition Opening Hours

16.3 - 14.4.2024 Tue- Sun 12nn - 6pm


 

Hafu MATSUMOTO 松本破風


Hafu MATSUMOTO, currently based in Chiba, born 1952 in Tokyo, was trained as an apprentice by the great master Iizuka Shokansai, designated as a Living National Treasure, specialising in bamboo weaving. Matsumoto established his own studio in 1976, known for creating organic sculptures by weaving and assembling segments of flattened bamboo. 


Mastered to perfect the versatility of bamboo, he wants to convey the beauty of bamboo by stripping, flattening, and shaping it, and to retain the idea of making the work comparable to fresh green bamboo. 


MATSUMOTO's works are often created using and shaping of broad flattened bamboo which is softened by steam. He has collaborated with LOEWE since 2019, and curated a selection of artworks focusing on the use of leather instead of bamboo, yet retained the style and visual effect of bamboo pieces. It took quite some time for MATSUMOTO to adjust to the new medium, as to support the soft leathery structure, when rattan was used instead of adhesive that he was used to for his bamboo work. The selection of leather baskets that perform unique design and craftsmanship was presented alongside LOEWE collection.


Over the years, MATSUMOTO has received numerous honours and prizes from Japan Kogei Association, including Governor of Tokyo Award in 2008 and the Chairman’s Prize in 2014. His works are in major collections including the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA.


日本竹藝家松本破風現居千葉,1952 年出生於東京,傳承竹編大師飯塚小玕斎的風格。 松本先生於 1976 年成立了自己的工作室,以編織和組裝扁平竹片來創作立體作品而聞名。


他掌握竹的特性,以剝離、壓平和塑形來表現竹的天然美態,他希望他的竹作品與新鮮的綠色竹子可相媲美。


松本先生使用經過蒸氣軟化寬而扁平的竹子,然後塑形。 從2019年至今,他與LOEWE羅意威合作,策劃了一系列以皮革代替竹子的藝術作品,但保留了竹子的天然形態和視覺效果。 他花了相當長的時間來適應這新媒介,以支撐柔軟的皮革結構,當時他使用藤代替了他習慣用於竹子作品的黏合劑。 


松本先生多年來獲日本工藝會頒發多項名譽獎項,其中最重要的計有2008年東京都知事獎,及2014年日本工藝會會長賞。 他的作品被國際知名博物館收藏包括美國三藩市亞洲藝術博物館。




 



#1 Upright

Contoured Bamboo Series

(With Lacquered Bamboo Vase)

Hafu MATSUMOTO, 2020

Bamboo, Urushi, Perilla Oil

H450mm x W230mm x D230mm



#4 KUSUDAMA

Contoured Bamboo Series

(With Lacquered Bamboo Vase)

Hafu MATSUMOTO, 2023

Bamboo, Perilla Oil

H290mm x W380mm x D260mm



#5 Slant

Contoured Bamboo Series

Hafu MATSUMOTO, 2023

Bamboo, Perilla Oil

H600mm x W280mm x D350mm



#9 Dignity

Fusion of Traditional Technique and Contoured Series

(With Lacquered Bamboo Vase)

Hafu MATSUMOTO, 2021

Bamboo, Urushi, Perilla Oil

H360mm x W280mm x D250mm

Original Signed Wood Box Included



#16 HIMIKO

Traditional Bamboo Weaving

(With Antique Metal Incense Holder)

Hafu MATSUMOTO, 2023

Bamboo, Urushi, Perilla Oil

H400mm x W330mm x D280mm

Original Signed Wood Box Included


 


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