© Andrea Zapp
© Andrea Zapp
17 February 2016
Bunka Costume Gallery, Tokyo, presents exhibition by London-based designer Andrea Zapp
Andrea Zapp’s work in large scale prints is inspired by her own academic studies in film and her travels over the years as an internationally exhibiting media artist. Andrea is also a Senior Research Fellow at The Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her company, AZ., launched in autumn 2014 out of collaborative research between the School of Art and Hollings Faculty at MMU. Since then it has also provided a research and practice platform for University graduates in graphic design and pattern cutting. The design studio and sampling itself is located in the Digital Innovation Centre at MMU.
Andrea’s distinct photography forms the continuum for AZ. designs with unaltered and unusual photo-real imagery that is carefully mapped onto patterns, creating textures and accentuating garment shapes. Natural landscapes or cities, collectables and everyday finds are captured in transit, providing inspiration for unique collection stories and design concepts. The creative process is often stimulated by contemporary aesthetics attributed to architecture or modernist art and design. Vibrant narratives on silk and quality fabrics are matched with block colour segments.
This is part of a series of recent exhibitions presenting work by UK designers at Bunka Costume Gallery.
Exhibition: 26 February – 4 March 2016 (Closed on Saturday & Sunday), 10:00 - 17:00 (Closing at 15:00 on the last day)
Bunka Costume Gallery, Bunka Gakuen, F Building 3 Floor
3-22-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-8521, Japan
Further details on how to access the gallery on Bunka's website.