The result of an adventure to Japan that changed my life for ever!
This new exhibition at Eames Fine Art shows Sophie Layton’s freshest works created during this vibrant young artist’s most exciting years yet. These pieces are the result of Layton’s once-in-a-lifetime residency at three
different printmaking studios in Japan. During this time of creative inspiration and hard work she learned the
mokuhanga (also known as ukiyo-e) technique in its country of origin. These works incorporate not only the
fascinating Japanese technique, but also the work of her fiancé, Tim Rawlinson who is a glass artist. Layton says that the mokuhanga technique, because of its gorgeous delicacy and translucence, is ideally suited to capturing the reflected, refracted, colourful, and complex light that filters through her fiancé’s work.
While studying and practising in Japan, Layton was proposed to atop a pagoda alongside Japan’s highest waterfall. This aesthetic of light, water, nature, and architectural structure pervades the pages on which Layton prints. Eames Fine Art is pleased to have our gallery space exuberantly filled with the vibrancy of a
talented artist at such an important juncture of her life and career.
Text by Christy Slobogin
Wednesday 8 May 2019
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
9 May – 9 June 2019
Eames Fine Art Gallery
58 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD
T: +44 (0)20 7407 1025