A start of the fabric journey Curator: Miwa KUTSUNA
Ji Wenyu & Zhu Weibing are adventurers who discovered and promoted new artistic paths, using fabric to create soft sculptures.
In the early days, Ji Wenyu mainly painted two-dimensional works. However, during a period of exploring the horizon of contemporary art, he encountered a bottleneck and found that there were limitations in the expression of two-dimensional works. It happened that his wife, Zhu Weibing, a designer who had been in the clothing and fashion industry for a long time during the same period, also became inexplicably tired and confused about his industry. Therefore, the most common and familiar fabric around them naturally became the material for a new type of artistic expression.
They explored and discussed together, cut and sewed together, and created an artistic language, "soft sculpture". During the creative process, Ji Wenyu & Zhu Weibing combine to become one person, and two hearts beat as one. "Soft sculpture" became their two-in-one artistic language, reminiscent of images of traditional Chinese crafts and daily life, but it is also a challenging new art form.