Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Gaudi’s colorful architecture draws millions of visitors every year. I have recently had the opportunity to exhibit at the new Disseny Hub Barcelona / A-FAD, that opened in February 2014 with wonderful design collections on display.
The exhibition was called “El Japó, País de Contrastos” (Japan, Country of Contrast), and my contribution was a large digital design that combines traditional Japanese and Nordic imagery, highlighted with gold hand painting. I wanted to bring a playful spirit to this work, symbolic of my life in Japan.
Along with Genrroku folding screen designs by Sadato Kurotake, a modern weaving scupture by Megumi Koyama and music by Shusaku Akita, the exhibition attracted many visitors. The exhibition was curated by Jacqueline Teissier Okuma (Jackie & Partners) and Magda Polo Pujadas (A-FAD).
The exhibition was also part of the official program that commemorates 400 years of relations between Spain and Japan.