These large cushion covers feature a series of paintings by Kosuke Ajiro. Each cushion cover is signed and comes with an artist's information tag.
Printed onto Luxurious 100% Belgian linen
Piped edged in black, Zip fastening
Dry clean only.
Size: 38 x 38cm
GODS, DREAMS & FAIRY TALES
We are excited to launch, for the first time in the UK, a collection of original paintings and a series of limited edition cushions by celebrated Japanese artist Kosuke Ajiro.
Mediaeval scrolls, tapestries, frescoes, quilts, folk-lore and dreams are all cited as inspiration for the artist. To look into one of Ajiro-san’s paintings is to get lost within another world, one full of mandrakes, winged-cardinals, puppets, flowers, mysterious writings, kings, queens and knights, forest creatures and tree roots.
Based in Tokyo, Kosuke Aijro is celebrated in Japan for his fascinating work, with several important solo exhibitions and publications in Japanese, we are delighted to make his work available to a wider audience.
Our immediate response to seeing Ajiro-san’s work for the first time was one of complete fascination. At once they recalled characters from an Angela Carter novel, illuminated mediaeval manuscripts and pages from ancient Herbals and alchemists’ books.
The twelve paintings are new works created exclusively for The Shop Floor Project. For the new cushion collection Kosuke Ajiro allowed us access to his archive of paintings, including a jaw dropping four-metre longs ‘scroll’ from which we selected two sections for the textile panels to make into cushions; Dynasty Crown and Dynasty Wheel. Other cushions include Taking Root which appears to be life under ground, below a tree with pair of mandrakes flowering above. In Soul Transporter an audience, including a character with hand puppets are looking out from their seats at a magicians show we can’t see.
What could be more fitting for works that feel like ancient tapestries or murals than using a luxurious 100% Belgian linen for these extra special cushions. The linen features the finest flax in the world, grown ecologically in the Flanders region and woven by Libeco™, which has set the highest standards for textiles since 1858. As true to the actual paintings as can be achieved, the cushions could be even be framed!