The work of fiber artist, Shin Enomoto, was recently featured in a solo show at Kyoto’s Gallery Gallery, considered to be “fiber art central” in Japan.
Unlike the work of contemporary artist and international phenomenon Takashi Murakami, whose characters were born from pop culture and mass media, Enomoto’s animals are a more innocent and personal expression.
Enomoto says, “These stuffed animal fellows were born from cloth gathered from various places and are connected to some places, some things, some people.” Much in the way a communal quilt will share essence of all who participate, Enomoto’s animals create joyful and intimate personalities from discarded bits of many people’s lives.
For more information about Gallery Gallery in Kyoto, see their website at http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/people/kictac/Gallery2/topEn.html
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