Works by Fukumoto Shihoko

Works by Fukumoto Shihoko

Having continued to explore the world of indigo, which is one of the symbols of the Japanese color senses and aesthetics, Fukumoto Shihoko is the dye artist who has been successful at the forefront. The book includes representative works from every series of work produced by Fukumoto's hands from 1977 to 2015 including the newest pieces.

Fukumoto brought innovative integration of the tradition of indigo dyeing and modern sensitivity by her own aesthetics pursuing 'my ideal spatial consciousness.' Material is the concept. Blue is the base color. White of the fabric is pronounced even more by being dyed with indigo. And blue gradation envelops the space. Fukumoto Sihoko's indigo ties time-space and beauty that science cannot grasps and awakens viewer's intuitive sense. With her extraordinary sense of beauty in indigo, Fukumoto participated the 13th International Biennale of Tapestry (Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, 1987) as a start, became the leading figure among the contemporary indigo artists and headed international acclaim of the Japanese KOGEI.
This will be a retrospective book covering the history of Fukumoto Shihoko as an artist.

Fabric of the spine is yoroke linen by Fukumoto Shihoko.


First Edition: March 13, 2015
Author: Fukumoto Shihoko
Art Direction: Fukumoto Shihoko and Chisa Yagi Deuel
Editors: Todate Kazuko, Himeno Kimi and Yagi Mitsue
Contributors: Todate Kazuko (Art Critic/Art Historian specialized in craft history and theory), Mori Yoko (Novelist), Imai Yoko (Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo), Ikeda Yuko (Senior Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto) and Fukumoto Shihoko.
English Translation: Meredith McKinney
Book Design: Chisa Yagi Deuel

¥20,000 (+tax)
Language: Japanese and English
Hardcover | 225×300mm | 224 pages
ISBN 978-4-86541-027-3
Published by AKAAKA Art Publishing, Inc.
With cooperation from ARTCOURT Gallery

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