Hi Designers, greetings from New York!
I need a fresh, yet classic design for an art gallery focusing on Japanese pottery (particularly the 20th century Mingei movement - e.g. Shoji Hamada, Kanjiro Kawai, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, etc.) and fine art. Shoji Hamada has been called one of the greatest abstract expressionists... All of Mingei art is both ethereal and visceral -- in many ways, a coincidence of opposites.
Target audience would be knowledgeable and discerning art collectors from all over the world.
I'm looking for a minimalist design - something refined, yet rustic; delicate, yet robust - in keeping with the principles of Mingei. A harmony of opposites.
One of the most important guiding principles for this gallery is that of lineages - both the artists represented (Shoji Hamada and his grandson Tomoo Hamada, for example) and the owners of the gallery. I see the 5 cranes in the attached 18th century scroll as two parents swooping down to meet and help elevate the 3 rising youngsters.
Please feel free to contact me directly if I can provide any further color....
Thank you for considering this contest!