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Kei Iwaizumi

Manager of PIGMENT, Artist, PIGMENT in Tokyo

Infinite Expressions to Create the Present

PRESENTED ON SEP 28, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 139

日本をはじめアジアに古来より伝わる、希少かつ良質な画材を取り扱う伝統画材ラボ、PIGMENT。東洋画の古典画法から最新技法まで知り尽くす、アーティストで所長の岩泉慧さんが、東洋画材の素晴らしい世界を案内してくださいます。

PIGMENT is the lab/shop focussed on traditional Asian painting materials, ranging from the very finest to the most rare. Kei Iwaizumi, the artist and manager behind PIGMENT, will guide us through the fantastic world of these materials and their qualities, sharing how ancient techniques have developed his deep knowledge while informing his wide-ranging experience and development of modern methods.

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