solo show: Tokujin Yoshioka

I am hoping 2015 is the year kid 2 gets over Frozen. Sure, it is adorable to hear him belt out “Let It Go” and definitely hilarious when his sister meow sings it to the cat. But I am kinda over the Frozen angsty drama and ready to move on. Serious oversaturation. It has almost made it hard to see the romance and beauty in ice / snowscapes. Because really, there is something so hauntingly lovely about ice and snow, especially in the work of Japanese artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka.

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The art and design of Tokujin Yoshioka is magical. Like Elsa’s castle, like snowy Narnia, like Quebec’s Ice Hotel, Yoshioka manages to take ice and snow and make it enchanting. Yoshioka’s design actually makes a chair of ice crystals look inviting. Even enlarging something like a snowflake to monumental proportions, Yoshioka’s designs never become threatening or overpowering but manage to remain alluring and magnificent.

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Tokujin Yoshioka melds art and design with a long list of artworks and exhibits in some of the world’s most well-known galleries, museums, and art expositions, as well as working with clients like BMW, Swarovski, Hermes, and Issey Miyake. In 2010 Fast Company named Yoshioka as one of “The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2010”.

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