Huhtamaki Wab | Sumi Ink Workshop
Sun 24 Jan 2021
Sumi Ink Workshop | Booking Essential
Due to the current lockdown restrictions this event has been postponed. The box office team are getting in touch with ticket holders, and we will announce further updates for this event in due course.
Huhtamaki Wab leads a workshop on Sumi ink, a traditional sold ink from East Asia used for calligraphy and brush painting. Experiment with mark making and creating your own Sumi ink sticks from raw materials. The workshop is free but booking is essential.
Exeter Phoenix is pleased to present this solo exhibition of recent work by Devon-based artist Huhtamaki Wab who works across painting, sculpture, video and performance. This sculptural and performative installation presents a series of gongs, which will be played by the artist at various stages throughout the exhibition. These will sit amongst new paintings and fabric banner works.
Huhtamaki Wab lives and works in Devon, UK. He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1984 and graduated from Chelsea College of Arts, 2008.
He employs a wry humour to situate himself and his practice in relation to the institutional art world, which is exemplified through his choice of adopted name, Huhtamaki, an alias taken from the base of a disposable cup from the Tate. A move to rural Devon has revitalised his acute connection to the landscape.
Wab has a keen interest in art made outside of the institution, collecting artworks from markets and car boots mostly created by unknown makers. Known as the Genius Treasure Collection, it was displayed in London as a public museum in his bedroom between 2018 and 2019.