KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition “Sumi-no-Kiseki”. Sumi, or Japanese ink, is a material Hiroko Koshino is most familiar with. Since her school days when she started drawing fashion style sketches with Sumi to today, she has always worked with Sumi by her side.
The beauty of Sumi and blank space is born from the relation between Japanese paper, Sumi and water. Sumi’s flow and smudge, not always controllable, sometimes create unexpected beauty. Hiroko Koshino always found new beauty in such instantaneous works and developed them to a higher level. A strained air and gentle time-two contradictory images-coexist in traces drawn by Sumi and lead the observers to quietness. As many people in the Orient have found the mystery of the universe and human spirit in Sumi, Hiroko Koshino has been attracted to and deeply in love with the depth of Sumi.
At the exhibition, her past and recent artworks that feature Sumi’s rhythmic shade, smudge and beautiful thin ink will be displayed. For Hiroko Koshino, Sumi is a special material that guides one from the instant to the eternal, and to spiritual depth. Please come enjoy the refined beauty of refreshing Sumi and blank space that makes you forget the summer heat.
*It has been a year since the release of the Western tableware “Sumi-no-Toki” series produced in collaboration by Nikko and Hiroko Koshino. Some of the products will be available for purchase at the exhibition.