“Paul Smith is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of the work of celebrated Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami. Born in 1936, Tanaamiâ€™s creative work in painting, illustration and graphic design first came to the fore in the 1960s when his vibrant, colourful and psychedelic designs adorned publications as esteemed as â€˜Studio Voiceâ€™ and â€˜Ozâ€™. Tanaamiâ€™s work has since been the subject of a host of exhibitions around the world.
Tanaamiâ€™s distinct style â€“ including trademark motifâ€™s of goldfish, pine trees and waves â€“ is highly respected by young contemporary artists in Japan and as a result Tanaami has worked consistently since the 1960s.
Paul Smith will be exhibiting sixteen of Tanaamiâ€™s hand silk-screened prints at his Mayfair shop. Entitled â€˜Kamonâ€™, this new set of work is inspired by family crests and epitomizes Tanaamiâ€™s high-colour, â€˜Pop Artâ€™ style.”