browngrotta arts presents Japandi: shared aesthetics and influences

by Robbie

browngrotta arts is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, Japandi: shared aesthetics and influences, exploring common approaches shared between Japanese and Scandinavian cultures through contemporary art. The show will feature 39 fiber and ceramic artists from Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, and Sweden.

Japandi is a hybrid union of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetic approaches appreciated for its exceptional craftsmanship, simplicity and minimalism, reverence for nature and sustainable materials, and the beauty of embracing imperfection. This union evokes a visual and physical sense of calm and tranquility.

Artists of Fiber Art and Modern Craft uniquely embody principal elements of what is currently termed Japandi style – from their use of natural materials and neutral color palettes to the fundamentally “slow art” process of hand craftsmanship. The core of their processes and materials are invoked with an intrinsic sense of contemplation, tranquility, and harmony that reverberates through their work and into the spaces the artworks inhabit. Unique basket forms may be made of bamboo, willow, cedar, or their earthly “scraps” such as branches, grasses, bark, and twigs. Materials come from regionally or locally sourced plant life or even backyard cultivation. Works made of soft materials such as linen, cotton, or wool are handwoven in meticulous detail act as textural counterpoints, adding warmth and calm in modern interiors. Both cultures make room for reuse, artful imperfection, and comfortable simplicity, through the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi and the Scandinavian idea of hygge.

“Our curatorial decisions were informed by an appreciation for integrating nature and natural materials, a near-reverence for exquisite craftsmanship, an admiration for repurposing, a respect for old and cherished items and a preference for neutrals and primary colors, clean lines and under-ornamentation — all identified as elements of the Japandi approach.” – Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta, founders of browngrotta arts

  • Title

    browngrotta arts presents Japandi: shared aesthetics and influences
  • Type

    Exhibition
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  • From

    September 25, 2021 01:11 PM
  • Until

    October 03, 2021 01:12 PM
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