Friday, January 8, 2010

Art in a full bloom

I've always been obsessed with japanese people (meaning designers, artits, architects, culture, etc)! I think they are extremely creative and they always have something interesting to say with their creations. Comme des garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Tao Kurihara are some of the designers that I always look for, that I love their collections and that I think that are masters in what they do.

Now, I found a new guy to admire: Makoto Azuma. He's a japanese artist, who creates all of his pieces with materials coming from nature (like blooms, plants, etc). He moved to Tokyo in 1997 and planned to become a rock star, but then he found what he likes in botanical art. Watching his work (even in photos) is amazing! With things coming from nature, he creates a natural master piece, unique on its kind. Mixing pines, lilies, ikebanas, dahlias + species that he cultivates in Japan's mountain, in his own field.

Right now Azuma is working in a new project that involves pines + steel panels that would be show in Ginza, Tokyo in February, 2010. He also has some other projects now, including one for the Japanese Pavillion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai that consists in the creation of a japanese modern garden.

Here are some pics from his work...

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