Villa del Arte at FIG BILBAO Print Festival

Japan Takes Center Stage: Exploring the 11th Edition of FIG Bilbao.

FIG Bilbao, Printmaking and Art On Paper Internantional Fair is an annual celebration that has become a beacon for art enthusiasts worldwide. In its eleventh edition, this prestigious event promises an awe-inspiring showcase of talent and creativity. With Japan as the invited country, the festival is set to deliver a unique blend of traditional and contemporary artistry, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of this island nation.

Japan: A Tapestry of Artistic Excellence

The 11th edition of the Printmaking and Art On Paper Internantional Fair places Japan at the forefront, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the captivating world of Japanese art. The intricate interplay of traditional techniques and modern expressions creates a dynamic narrative that speaks to the heart of Japan’s artistic heritage.

Representing Japan’s artistic prowess at the festival are three exceptional artists: Hiroomi Ito, Mari Ito, and Masaya Eguchi, all proudly represented by Villa del Arte art gallery. These artists seamlessly blend the old and the new, presenting their unique interpretations of printmaking and paper-based art.

Hiroomi Ito: A Journey of Serenity and Precision

Hiroomi Ito’s work is a testament to the deep-rooted artistic traditions of Japan. His prints evoke a sense of serenity and balance, reflecting the profound connection between nature and humanity. Through meticulous techniques and a profound understanding of composition, Ito’s pieces transport viewers to a world where tranquility reigns supreme.

Mari Ito: Bridging the Past and the Present

Mari Ito, with her innovative approach to printmaking, effortlessly bridges the gap between tradition and modernity. Her creations infuse traditional woodblock techniques with contemporary elements, resulting in artworks that resonate with a diverse audience. The juxtaposition of ancient craftsmanship and cutting-edge vision forms the cornerstone of Mari Ito’s remarkable portfolio.

Masaya Eguchi: Exploring the Boundaries of Printmaking

Masaya Eguchi pushes the boundaries of printmaking, offering viewers a glimpse into a world where creativity knows no limits. His avant-garde approach challenges conventional norms, resulting in pieces that are as captivating as they are thought-provoking. Eguchi’s art invites us to question, to explore, and to appreciate the limitless potential of the medium.

Where Creativity Meets Culture

FIG Bilbao’s 11th edition promises an enchanting journey into the world of printmaking and art on paper and Villa del Arte is proud to collaborate with the Japan Foundation to bring our talented artist to the fair.

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Palacio Euskalduna, this event is poised to be a highlight on the global art calendar. With its singular focus, esteemed gallery participants, and dynamic program, FIG Bilbao continues to uphold its reputation as a leading light in artistic expression.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a celebration that brings together the very essence of creativity and culture. Join us from the 23rd to the 26th of November and witness the magic unfold at FIG Bilbao!

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