“K11 Art Matsuri” Ukiyo-e Art Exhibition
The Japanese art style of ukiyo-e has its origins in Edo-era, depicting the many facets of life and society of the time. The genre has continued to enjoy great popularity in the artistic realm, with strong influence on renowned modern Japanese artists such as Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara. Internationally, ukiyo-e has also had a major impact on the development of modern art. Vincent Van Gogh, for example, is known to have studied the art style, and ukiyo-e influences can be found in his works and that of many other Impressionist artists.
K11 strives to provide a platform to promote contemporary art. Following last year's collaboration on “The Arrival of Cosmic Girl”, K11 is once again collaborating with JPS Gallery, teaming up with four prominent ukiyo-e artists, Horihiro Mitomo, Ukiyoemon Mitomoya, Horitatsu and Bang Ganji to jointly present “K11 Art Matsuri” Modern Art of Floating World Exhibition from now until 1 July. In a break from tradition, these four artists bridge the gap between traditional art and everyday life, combining ukiyo-e with modern elements and fusing different cultural elements into a cool 'new' art form – after all, everyday life is exactly what ukiyo-e is about.
The exhibit has six main segments – Street Fashion, Japanese Work Culture, Anime, Manga Culture and Yokai Culture, with the aim of savouring the meaning behind ukiyo-e, and correlating it with the viewer’s own life experience and values.