201612. 01 -- 12. 31

Calm and Beauty

“My works express tranquility rather than dynamism and my gold is not the color of sun shine but that of moon light.”                                                                                                                                                       —Kazumi Nagano

Kazumi Nagano is an artist reaching back to ancient traditions and reinterpreting these in a contemporary form. Her work is very much influenced by Nihonga, a traditional Japanese painting technique involving the use of rock pigments deriving from natural minerals. In her work, she makes use of colour as she would in painting. She weaves strands of Japanese paper thread, gold, platinum, bamboo tape, along with nylon thread, to give her pieces suppleness, developing voluminous structures to be worn. Interesting and unexpected effects are produced by transforming the woven material into three-dimensional forms and by combining the sequence of colour, light, and shade. The suppleness of the pieces facilitates interrelation with the human body and makes them all the more appealing to touch. Kazumi Nagano conveys delicacy, calm, and beauty by means of creating soft shapes.

Kazumi Nagano’s works are internationally recognized as well as highly respected and are part of the permanent collection of important museums like the Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK, the Alice and Louis Koch Rings Collection, Switzerland, and Cooper Hewitt , Smithsonian Design Museum USA, etc.. Her work was selected 7 times so far to take part in the most renowned contemporary jewellery event “Schmuck” at the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich.

Every culture has its own great tradition and heritage. How to reinterpret and revive the old into the contemporary is an interesting and challenging topic for artists and designers. It’s MANO’s great pleasure to host Kazumi Nagano’s long-anticipated solo show in Taipei. Hope this rare occasion could stimulate thoughts and creative thinking among the audience. 


靜之美

我的作品,是靜謐; 而我的金色,是月光。             

                                                               -- Kazumi Nagano

 

當代首飾藝術興起於西方,而 Kazumi Nagano 則希望透過她的創作來體現東方,還有源自日本文化的內在精神。

Kazumi Nagano早年從事日本傳統的膠彩畫(Nihonga),藝術生涯啓蒙於日本膠彩畫家加山又造(Kayama Matazo),他是日本畫中最具革新與創造力的畫家,影響所及達日本傳統的手工藝與新興的設計領域等。膠彩畫使用天然礦石色粉表現色彩的細膩方式深深影響Kazumi的創作,也在她50歲開始創作當代首飾時,進入她的首飾作品裡 ; 當代首飾創作於二次大戰後首先興起於西方,但她不希望模仿西方的理念,而是要透過作品來呈現日本的文化內在的精神:日本傳統的折紙文化以及包裹文化都在她的作品中詮釋,細膩地將她在平面繪畫中的色彩、光、影、與律動線條,以日本傳統編織、上彩、包裹等等的工藝技術,將日本紙、竹纖維、絲線、K金細線、白金細線等等交織,轉換成柔軟卻蘊含音樂韻律的立體造型,以一種帶著東方美學的姿態沈靜地在人的身體上呈現出最靜最美的風景。

已在國際舞台上相當活躍的Kazumi Nagano,作品受到英國倫敦 Victoria & Albert 博物館、美國紐約Cooper Hewitt , Smithsonian Design Museum、以及瑞士Alice & Louis Koch Rings Collection 等知名博物館收藏,七次入選國際當代首飾大賞Schmuck,並受到許多策展人重視而國際各地藝廊及博物館展覽邀約不斷,Nagano近幾年在歐洲活動較多,在亞洲的個展非常稀少珍貴。

Kazumi Nagano在創作生涯中不斷突破、挑戰自我,將日本傳統的細緻工藝及技藝當中,找出箇中精華,轉化出她自己獨特的當代美學,同樣身處東亞的我們,在歷史文化上與日本文化不斷交流,MANO慢鏝邀請Kazumi這樣帶著深厚日本文化背景卻又非常國際化的作品,來到台灣展出,希望透過此次展覽,除了讓大家能親身體會Nagano的創作思維及能量,對日本文化有深一層體驗,還能進一步將自身傳統文化,透過革新以及創造力,延伸出當代美學作品的挑戰思維。

 

 

 

展名: 「靜之美」 /「静けさの美」/ “Calm and Beauty” 

藝術家:Kazumi Nagano永野和美

地點: 慢鏝MANO| 台北市100中正區紹興南街18號

展期: 2016/12/01 - 2016/12/31

開幕茶會:2016/12/03 (Sat.) 14:00

藝術家講座:2016/12/03 (Sat.) 10:00

講座地點:市長官邸藝文沙龍|台北市中正區徐州路46號