Views of Tokyo by Bellver

Views of Tokyo by Bellver

Opening February 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

From February 26 to March 22

A pop look at Japan’s capital in the footsteps of Hiroshige.

La Factoría de Papel and Photosai Gallery bring together the prints and travel diaries that Fernado Bellver made in Tokio between 2009 and 2014 in the footsteps of the 19th century Japanese engraver who captivated both Van Gogh and Hergé: Hiroshige Utagawa.

In this exhibition we can enjoy:

  • A folder of prints entitled “30 vistas de Tokio”–     in which Fernando Bellver brings together the scenes of Hiroshige and the characters of Hergé: Tintin and Snowy, Captain Haddock, Thomson and Thompson or Bianca Castafiore.
  • “Diarios de Japón”,  of Bellver’s drawings and notes also provide interactive access to the unusual settings of this artistic quest in modern Tokyo.
  • The artist’s book “Perdiendo Aviones” carefully reproduces the pencil drawings of daily Tokyo scenes that Bellver found around him during his stays and was printed at Taller Manolo Gordillo. Edición de arte in 2013.

Perdiendo Aviones”, Fernando Bellver Travelogue

Poster “Perdiendo Aviones”,

From Vietnam to Guatemala, from New York to Hong Kong, from Tangier to Tokyo … between 2008 y 2011, Fernando Bellver puts us in his backpack and shares his very personal vision of the world through pages of snapshots, reflections, humour…

The production of this book is a journey in itself which begins with a blank sheet of paper and is developed through adapting content and material to new techniques of printing and silk-screen reproduction with the aim of carrying out a project in which the creative is prioritised over the economic.

The collaboration between the author and the workshop makes it possible to turn this small project into a journey that goes from the original notebook to the final development of the book.

Images of the inauguration