Exploring Ephemeral Beauty: my latest exhibition at Fine Port Gallery, Shodo-Shima, Japan

by | May 27, 2024 | Art, Events, Exhibitions

From the 6th of April to the 15th of July 2024, I have the honor of participating in an extraordinary art exhibition at the Fine Port Gallery, nestled on the charming island of Shodo-Shima in Japan. This picturesque island, whose name translates to “Little Bean Island,” provided an idyllic backdrop for an event that celebrated the delicate and transient nature of art and life.

One of the island’s beautiful spots, “Angel Road” (on the here below picture) with its stunning sea views, added an extra layer of inspiration to the event.

Shodo-Shima island landscape

A Unique Showcase: 66 Artists, One Vision

Shodoshima exhibition poster

The exhibition features the works of 66 talented artists, each contributing pieces framed uniformely at 30 cm x 30 cm. We call it an LP version like the old disc size.

This cohesive format allowed for a harmonious display that covered the gallery walls from floor to ceiling, creating a visually stunning and immersive experience for visitors.

The uniformity of the frames highlighted the diversity of artistic expressions, from photography to mixed media, each piece telling its own unique story while contributing to a larger narrative of fleeting beauty and preservation.

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My Contributions: Perroquet Brésilien and Pressed Flower Art

For this exhibition, I presented two works that encapsulate the theme of holding onto what is disappearing.

Brasilian parrot on flower background
  • Perroquet Brésilien – Brazilian Parrot (Photography): This photograph captures the vibrant essence of a Brazilian parrot, a symbol of exotic beauty and the fragility of nature. The image serves as a poignant reminder of the biodiversity that is increasingly under threat, urging viewers to appreciate and protect the natural wonders that might soon be lost.
pressed flowers on white background
  • Pressed Flower Art: This piece features delicate, preserved flowers arranged meticulously to maintain their natural grace long after they have withered. It speaks to the human desire to capture and hold onto moments of beauty, even as they inevitably fade. The fragility of the flowers mirrors the transient nature of life and the bittersweet effort to preserve its fleeting moments.

In conclusion, the exhibition at Fine Port Gallery is a testament to the power of art to convey profound messages about life and nature. My works, Perroquet Brésilien and the pressed flower art, were my humble contributions to this dialogue, emphasizing the beauty and fragility of the things we hold dear.

I am grateful to be part of such a meaningful event on the enchanting island of Shodo-Shima.

Portrait of a Japanese photographer

Written by Momi

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