Upcoming exhibition – Kenji Komatsu 15/9 – 3/10 2018 at Konsthantverkarna

By on July 11, 2018

For a few years, Konsthantverkarna have invested in wood material and invited wooden sculptors from Germany, France and England. This year they are pleased to present Kenji Komatsu from Japan. He is not completely unfamiliar with the Swedish audience as he participated in a Japanese group show in Alvesta, and later in 2013, attended Carl Malmsten Center at Linköping University and Capellagården in Öland.

In the exhibition Komatsu will show, for example, small objects – houses in sizes from 2.5×6.5×5 cm to 9x4x7 cm. We will also see sketches and drawings, which form the basis for the sculptures. Behind each object lies a story. The starting point is people Komatsu meet and the shape and details bear track of the characters living there.

Kenji Komatsu was born in Komagane City in 1955 and is now living in Toyama. In 2017, he established the Komatsu Arts and Crafts Studio after teaching and holding professions at Takaoka College of Art, Design and Regional Business and University of Toyama. He has performed many ornaments and exhibits since the mid-1980s.

Kenji Komatsu, wood sculpture, Japan

  • The story of a paradise of fools
  • Sketch, drawing, relief, house sculpture
  • Konsthantverkarna 15/9 – 3/10 2018

Kenji Komatsu exhibits at Konsthantverkarna from September 15 to October 3, Konsthantverkarna is located at Södermalmstorg 4 in Stockholm

2018 celebrates the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sweden. See more information at https://swedenjapan2018.se and http://www.se.emb-japan.go.jp/150.html

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