Art & Faith: Makoto Fujimura

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Makoto Fujimura is one of a rare breed: an internationally successful artist, writer, and speaker who has gained the respect of both the Christian and secular art communities. He has been a Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (2003-2009) and founded the International Arts Movement, a non-profit organization that gathers artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith, and humanity in order to inspire the creative community to engage the culture that is and create the world that “ought to be.” He is also the author of Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture.

Click here to hear Makoto Fujimura speaking on the arts and culture at the International Arts Movement’s Encounter conferences.

Fujimura’s art combines modern abstract styles with traditional Japanese techniques. In the following video produced by Christianity Today, he compares his creative process to prayer and talks about how his art focuses on both the beauty of God’s reality and his own brokenness.

 

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