NATSUKO TOYOFUKU

NATSUKO TOYOFUKU

Natsuko Toyofuku, Natsu for friends, comes to Italy from Japan as a child and finds her home in the Lombard capital. His father, Tomomori Toyofuku, was one of those great talents who in the 60s and 70s inspired Japanese sculpture with the Informal, revolutionizing expressive poetics that were still tied to tradition but now ripe to open up to trends. European and American.

Natsu can [...] inherit a predisposition to formal research and the desire to get out of the box.
The mother, Kazuko, used the brush with great skill to give life to refined pictorial compositions that owed much to the elegance and extemporaneousness of the school of the oriental calligram. Natsu can therefore inherit a predisposition to formal research and the desire to get out of the box: in the 1980s he experimented with unusual techniques and materials in a very particular expressive sphere such as that of jewellery - still tense, in Italy and abroad, to satisfy a fundamentally classic taste - and anticipates styles that would prove to be successful in later times.

Natsu's beginnings in the field of jewellery date back to the 1980s, when he began to explore the plasticity that non-precious materials can offer to the hands of the goldsmith a little instinctively a little adventurously. Using, for example, the pearl, the magical "gem" dear to Japanese culture, but also "non-noble" metals, such as silver and bronze mostly melted with lost wax.