December 28, 2018
Kirie (切り絵, actually ‘reduce image’) is the Japanese artwork of paper-cutting. Variations of kiriecan be present in cultures around the globe however the Japanese model is alleged to be derived from spiritual ceremonies and might be traced again to across the AD 700s. In its most typical kind, detrimental area is reduce from a single sheet of white paper after which contrasted in opposition to a black background to disclose a rendering. Veteran kirie artist Masayo Fukuda (beforehand) has been training the artwork kind for 25 years and lately revealed what she says is her best masterpiece of 2018.
Though the intricate piece appears to be like like a number of layers overlapped, Fukuda stayed true to the traditional kind, utilizing solely a single sheet of paper to render her detailed depiction of an octopus. The extent of element at occasions even appears to be like like a superb ballpoint pen drawing. However a better look confirms certainly that every element is rigorously created from cut-out detrimental area within the white paper.
In case you’re excited by Fukuda’s work, she’ll be showcasing her kirie in a joint exhibition deliberate for subsequent 12 months. She’ll be exhibiting her work together with fellow kirie artist Jun at Miraie Gallery in Osaka from April 24 – April 30, 2019. (Syndicated from Spoon & Tamago)