Creating and the Art of Origami: West Meets East – The Art Students League

Creating and the Art of Origami: West Meets East

Hiromitsu Kuroo

Hiromitsu Kuroo

Workshop Description

Feb. 20 – 22
Monday-Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Fee: $265 (includes $ 10 Materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

In this innovative workshop, students will learn to apply the ancient Japanese technique of origami, or paper folding, to the creation of highly individualized paintings in a contemporary style. Joseph Albers, the great 20th century painter and father of modern color theory and minimalism, taught origami as a tool for understanding geometry, materiality, and structure.  Based on similar principles, students in this workshop will, using paper and canvas, learn to create distinctive original paintings and 3-dimensional that incorporate combined, built-up, and shaped surfaces.

About the Instructor

Born in Yokohama, Japan, and now based and exhibiting in New York, Kuroo is a collage painter working in the tradition of origami.  In his work, the canvas serves as the paper, and the gentle manipulation of its surface conveys intricate textural landscapes. The multiple layers of colors in his folded canvases are revealed by sanding the canvas surface. Interested in the juxtaposition and vitality of collaged pieces of canvas, he uses them to accentuate other emerging shapes in his compositions.
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