The Shodo book I've been working on is now available and ready to order worldwide! It's beautifully done! Shodo: Mindfulness Through the Ancient Art of Japanese Calligraphy: The practice of mindfulness through the ancient art of Japanese calligraphy By Watkins Publishing Check the amazon in your country!
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An artistic collaboration with Bravo Niagara. For a new multidisciplinary production - ''Kimiko's Pearl" Featuring original music, sound design, ballet, and visual art. Kimiko’s Pearl unfurls the bittersweet story of one family – spanning four generations – set against the turbulent backdrop of World War II. It is told through the eyes of Kimiko, a 15-year-old Toronto girl who discovers an old family trunk containing her great-grandfather’s diary and other precious keepsakes. As Kimiko reads the diary, her family’s tale comes to life before her eyes. Kimiko’s story reflects the tragedies and triumphs of Japanese Canadian families before, during and after World War II. Their harsh experiences attest to heroism and hope in the face of racism. https://www.kimikospearl.com
The collaboration with KIN by John Lewis. The collection is now Live and looking great! Each design was inspired by my Painted Poems series.
Solo Exhibition at Sway Gallery, London
Painted Poems Rie Takeda 1st - 18th March 2019 Sway Gallery, London Private view opening: Thursday 28th February 6 - 8 pm Artist Talk & Demonstration: Saturday 9th March at 3 pm The theme is - Now and Then, Here and Now. Sway Gallery presents a carefully curated selection of works by Japanese artist and calligrapher Rie Takeda, taken from her ‘Painted Poems’ series. ‘Painted Poems’ radiates with an embrace of unified harmony, striving to create a Natsukashii feeling～a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of the here and now. Original poems pour into calligraphic design compositions, flowing with rich colours, patterns and an atmospheric spirit. The soul of the poems is painted out into vibrant life. The art of calligraphy, traditional craftsmanship, symbolism, Wabi-Sabi and Haiku-inspired poetry are all interlaced in this glowing collection. SWAY GALLERY 70-72 Old Street EC1V 9AN London tel/fax: +44 (0)20-7253-5851 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://london.sway-gallery.com
Rie Takeda - Painted Poems -
30.06.2018 bis 30.09.2018
Opening Party : 30.06.2018 at 15.00 Introduction : Maren Barg
Address : artforum3 e.V. Insel 3, 79098 Freiburg, Germany