We can see a different world simply by changing our viewpoint. We can see the universal image of a thing by looking at it from a distance. Or we can realise the presence of another invisible world in a thing by bringing our viewpoint close to it.
Trained as a weaver, Tetsuo Fujimoto sought a means of expression beyond the restrictions of traditional weaving, to find a process more akin to the freedom of drawing, while retaining the three-dimensionality of working with cloth. Describing his work as machine drawings, Fujimoto draws on the cloth with layers upon layers of buttonhole stitching, creating abstract compositions that are best seen from afar, yet whose intricate textured structures are only apparent up close. The vitality of Work ’03 arises from its materiality; the stitching, the wrinkle of the cloth and the way it hangs create movement and shadows, which give it depth and resonance. SE