Extracting Warp Threads – Five colours


Warp threads extracted from readymade fabric

180 x 420 cm (installation size), 70 cm diameter per panel

Exhibited at

Outside of Modernism, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan (2004) Thin Film, Underground Forest, SPIRAL/Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan (2007) MOT annual 2008, Unraveling and Revealing, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan (2008) City_net Asia, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2009), at Embracing the land: reframing textiles, Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art KINARE, Niigata, Japan (2013) Mr. I Prize winner exhibition, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan (2014)

Extracting Warp Threads – Five colours

The vivid five coloured threads are extracted from the classic coloured fabric. This traditional patterned fabric is woven with only these five colours plus white. It can be said that this work shows the painting structure as painters start painting with only primary colours.

Photo by

Kazuo Fukunaga