‘FALLING’ AT JAGGED ART

November 9, 2014 / OLD news posts

London gallery Jagged Art is known for embracing up-and-coming artists. For this new exhibition its theme is autumn, ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’. Kazuhito Takadoi (featured in ELLE Decoration’s October issue) takes his cue from nature, threading grasses and reeds that he collected in his garden into the canvas. The clippings dry and mature, causing the artwork to change colour in a visual representation of the passing season. Takadoi, who originally trained in agriculture and horticulture, says that the woodland surrounding his birthplace in Nagoya, Japan, is a source of inspiration for his artwork.

He’s not the only artist marking the falling of the leaves, though. The exhibition also includes hand-painted photographs of forests by Brenda Hoffman; nostalgic small prints by Katherine Jones that are created using childhood toys, including Lego bricks; and Patricia Swannell’s photographs of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood in Leicestershire, which opens to the public on November 25.

‘Falling’, November 5–29; Jagged Art, London, W1G (jaggedart.com)