On our quest to document some of the makers in the shop, this time we explore the work of Misa Kumabuchi, owner of Mushimegane Books in rural Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.
Alongside the use of primary colours, and a few shades in-between, Japanese artist Junpei Ori creates these still life abstract paintings that are meant to eliminate the unessential.
Artist Shouchiku Tanabe’s goal is to succeed the generations that came before him by producing traditional Japanese bamboo works, but at the same time creating bold sculpture.
Influenced by primitive art, alongside Japanese aesthetics, Patricia has been incorporating these in to her own stoneware creations under the studio name ‘Ocean Primitive’.
Now available at OEN shop is this beautiful selection of ceramics by Japanese potter Shinobu Hashimoto. They have an aura of preciousness and a distinct aesthetic.
Japanese photographer Naoko Tamura captures these exquisite photographs of our everyday environment, distorting the subject at hand using a film camera so we question the direct meaning.