Until Saturday 23rd May 2015
Continuation of the exhibition
Scultpture and Laquer
par SASAI Fumie
A look at the work of SASAI Fumie, contemporary lacquer artist and Professor at Kyoto City University of Arts (KCUA).
Still relatively unknown in France, URUSHI is the fundamental lacquer material used in Japan since the Jomon Period (situated at approximately between 5000 to 3000 BC).
It is used for several purposes, as much for practical ones as artistic ones, and has inspired many periods, of several aesthetic variations. Throughout the 20th century, a contemporary approach revived the shapes and colours of this elegant and unique material.
The work of SASAI Fumie is a tribute paid to lacquer as a whole : as a material on the one hand and as a technique on the other hand.
Her three-dimensional works are exclusive. Their soft appearance, in feminine forms, are an experience for the senses through light reflection, the organic touch, and the glossy red colour. The technique of kanshitsu (dry lacquer) chosen by the artist allows her a large degree of freedom in the creation of shapes.
The contemporary works of the artist, offer a new perspective of this thousand year old material and invite you to experience sensations and a journey.