I was very lucky to visit Japanese illustrator Aiko Fukawa's exhibition at Gallery Speak For last week, and thought you would most probably love to have a glimpse at her work too!
Aiko Fukawa graduated in 2005 from the Tokyo University of the Arts, Design department and has ever since created various artworks for advertising, book cover, stationery, magazines, children's picture books, etc... She has also published her first art book (Art Works Holiday, published by Genkosha) as well as a drawing notebook called Four Seasons.
I first encountered Aiko Fukawa's artwork at one of my favorite select gift shop in Tokyo - Uguisu, and I instantly fell in love with her distinctive, cute and colourful drawings. Until I have the chance to meet her in person, I will continue to collect the cute stationery pieces and include them in my styling whenever I can. Now let's the parade begin!
As I mentioned earlier on social media, I was particularly inspired by the framing of some of her drawings. Painting polka dots on a plain wooden frame sounds like an excellent way to add a twist to a room. It would be difficult for me to point which art piece was my favorite, but I would be really happy to own the cat "wallpaper" like one, with the white polka dots. Oh me, oh my!
Where from does Aiko Fukawa draw her inspiration? that's what I will try to figure out for you in the coming months...
A wall at my home, can you point Madame Cat by Aiko Fukawa?
A note about Gallery Speak For: the bright and spacious gallery is located in the heart of the trendy neighborhood of Daikanyama, and holds exhibitions very regularly. There currently is one that I want to check in the coming days: Without Ceremony by Lien.