Up-and-coming Japanese artist Ohgetsu Fujita visits the U.K. especially to present her unique take on the art of calligraphy. The result is an evolution of tradition which focuses on spatial beauty. Hundred Years Gallery is proud to showcase her collection of Emoji-inspired artwork, fusing both traditional calligraphy, Zenei-Shodou and her own creative techniques, which Fujita-san has mastered over the course of her career. Ohgetsu Fujita was born in Kawasaki, Japan. As a young child, she quickly became enthralled by the fast-paced execution of the calligraphy art form whilst studying the art form after Elementary school. Following 10 years of study, in 1998, Fujita-san met a new calligraphy master, Tamura Kukoku, and entered the unorthodox world of Zen-ei-sho. As Fujita-san delved deeper into the art form, she soon realised the creative potential of the Zenei-shodou world, which lead her to create her own unique style of Emoji-inspired artwork. Fujita is a fellow member of Mainichi shodo-ten (a calligraphic exhibition named Mainichi), a regular member of Keisei-kai, and a member of Shimbi-sha.
In addition to the free daytime exhibition, Fujita-san will be creating live artwork in tandem with: Séb Pipe (alto saxophone), Kevin Glasgow (electric bass) and Will Butterworth (keyboards). Live jazz performances will be presented in the form of two duos: the Pipe/Glasgow duo (Saturday 28th July / 8pm / £5) showcasing original melodic concepts, interspaced with chordal bass playing and unorthodox approaches, whilst the Pipe/Butterworth duo (Sunday 28th July / 5pm / £5) creates wondrous harmonic landscapes, singing melodies and dynamic subtlety.
Fri 27th July 12-8pm Ohgetsu Fujita Emoji Exhibition (free)
Sat 28th July 4-11pm Ohgetsu Fujita Emoji Exhibition (free) +
8pm (£5) Live avant-garde calligraphy with live jazz from
Séb Pipe (alto saxophone) & Kevin Glasgow (electric bass)
Sun 29th July 12-7pm Ohgetsu Fujita Emoji Exhibition (free) +
4pm (£5) Live avant-garde calligraphy with live jazz from
Séb Pipe (alto saxophone) & Will Butterworth (keyboard)