Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of this unique pictorial guidebook with author Marta Wawrzyniak-Ijichi and enjoy a glass of delicious umeshu, sponosored by Choya!
Introducing the unique mural artwork of Japanese pop artist Ki-Yan, in English for the first time .
This handy English-Japanese guide introduces more than 50 works located in Kyoto (from over 150 artworks worldwide) by the contemporary mural artist Ki-Yan (Hideki Kimura). Through over 400 colour illustrations you will discover Ki-Yan’ s unique artwork in cafes, restaurants, shops and even a police station!
Bulgarian born designer and translator raised in Kraków, Poland.
Marta has a degree in Japanese Studies from Jagiellonian University in Kraków and studied East Asian art history in Germany before moving to Japan. Fluent in five languages: Polish, Japanese, English, German and Bulgarian. After completing studies in Interior Design in Tokyo, she published—as author, photographer and designer—her first book in Japanese, a guidebook to Polish products and interior design.
Recently she discovered Ki-Yan’ s unique mural art and through this book is introducing to you his ‘cool’ take on Japanese culture. Marta’ s passion for art, languages and travelling started in her childhood. The experience of living in Europe, Asia and Australia influenced her work and thinking significantly, resulting in a creative fusion of East and West. Currently based in Sydney, Marta is always ready for the challenge of new and exciting creative and intercultural projects, with a special focus on Japan.
18:30–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney