'Mergers and Acquisitions' is series of seven religiously and politically focused, hand printed, Tenugui by Jonathan Ellery.
A Tenugui is a Japanese piece of cloth, made from cotton, to a traditional size and format. Ellery’s Tenugui have been produced by hand in Osaka using the ‘Chusen’ production approach. ‘Chusen’ is a traditional method of dying using stencil paper and resist paste. Since the dye infiltrates the cloth, the patterns appear on both sides. Mergers and Acquisitions is fuelled by the political and the religious, bringing together graphic elements to form patterns and frictional alliances. It is Ellery’s interpretation of the swirling political and religious world that surrounds us.
Available to purchase along with the catalogue over at Browns Editions.