2023.3.15(wed) - 3.19 (sun)
MofuMofu exhibition of stuffed animals
MofuMofu exhibition of stuffed animalsSix teddy bear and stuffed animal artists will gather for an animal exhibition.
Yoko Otake, Riko Okamura, Masako Kitao, Rei Sakai, Yoshiko Koji, and Atsuko Minato
|Exhibition period||2023.3.15(wed) - 3.19 (sun)|
|overview||For more than 20 years since we first met, the six of us have continued to engage in friendly competition and exchange as we have continued our activities as artists. We all love "mohair" and have been creating and presenting works using it. Two years have passed since the planning of this exhibition, and we have overcome the Corona disaster, which had left us with a sense of stagnation, and have finally managed to hold this exhibition. The greatest appeal of mohair is its fluffy, gorgeous texture and expressive power. We have been fascinated by mohair and have continued to work with it. We are not only making teddy bears, but also various animals. The development of fabrics for teddy bears, the evolution of plush toy designs, from familiar animals to imaginative fictional ones, are daily inspiring us to create and take on new challenges. Teddy bears are a symbol of healing, and the mohair, more than anything else, soothes the heart of the creator as well as the animals created by the creator. It is a privilege for the artist to be able to create teddy bears while enjoying the happiness of making them. In this exhibition, we expressed the fusion of the splendor of the material and the creativity of the artists who work with it. We are holding this exhibition to show you a part of our daily activities. Mohair" is a general term for a fabric made exclusively for teddy bears. Mohair" is a term used to refer to the natural hair of Angora goats, alpaca, wool, and other natural materials that are woven and planted into a solid, non-stretch cotton plain weave cloth as the base fabric. It is mainly made in Europe and imported to Japan. Schulte and other companies involved in the production of mohair make materials that meet the requests of artists, with hair from short to long hair, mohair, alpaca, and other natural materials, as well as robustness. Its history is over 100 years old and is still used as a material for high-end teddy bears and stuffed animals. In recent years, it has also been used as a substitute for fur.|
|About the sale||Artworks will not be for sale at the exhibition site during the exhibition period. Each artist will sell his/her works individually. Please check each artist's Instagram, blog, etc. for information. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) https://6craftsmen.blog.fc2.com/|