2014 / Japan Foundation to host “Kiyoto: KIRIE Exhibition” from Oct. 27 – Nov. 8

Kirie by Kiyoto Kuge

By Kiyoto Kuge

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles

Kiyoto: KIRIE (paper-cutting art) Exhibition

Opening Reception: Monday, October 27, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibition: Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100 Los Angele, CA 90036

Admission: Free      www.jflalc.org

Kiyoto Kuge is one of the most well know artist in the Japanese traditional paper-cutting art. His art work is used as an official postal stamp design.

The objects of his art are very traditional Japanese scenery, but still he uses pop and eye-catchy colors and designs.

It is mix of tradition and pop. That’s because he has a background as a commercial designer. He designed some commercial posters for major Japanese companies such as Sanyo Electric Co. and Toray Industries Inc.

That experience gave him the idea of mixing Japanese tradition and eye-catchy pop design.

Opening Night Reception: Monday, Oct. 27, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Free to attend, No reservation required. Light refreshments will be served.

Exhibition Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 pm – 7 pm; Wednesdays & Fridays, 12 pm – 4 pm; Saturday, Nov. 8, 12 pm – 4:30 pm; Closed on Nov. 1 – Nov. 3.