Shiho Fujiwara First Solo Exhibition in Taiwan Featured in Local Kobe Newspapers
August 15, 2022
Shiho Fujiwara's solo exhibition "Suiboku" at Whitestone Gallery Taipei, was featured in the local newspaper, “The Kobe Shimbun.” The news article expresses that Fujiwara's works in sumi ink and washi paper were well received in Taiwan as "powerful and elegant”.
Her fascination with sumi painting (sumi-e) at a young age led her to learn the groundworks in the art of sumi ink and washi paper. In the 1970s, Fujiwara’s travels to subtropical forests of the Amami Islands in Kagoshima and Konsen Plateau in Hokkaido became the very reason to create abstract expressions in sumi and washi. The powerful silhouettes of gargantuan roots in towering trees and looming dark clouds over the horizon had struck a chord within her.
The artist currently works in Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture, where she researches ways of expressing sumi and washi. Her works range from monochrome abstractions to sculptures and installations.