AMKK is a company developing the experimental creation by Makoto Azuma, a flower artist, whose subject is flowers and plants. The activities of AMKK aim to increase the existential value of plants by finding out the most mysterious figure only owned by flowers and plants and converting it to the artistic expression.
Azuma Makoto has created a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the edge of space.
Working with JP Aerospace, the Tokyo artist has sent a bonsai tree, orchids, lilies and other plants into the stratosphere, suspended in a balloon.
About the Artist: Azuma Makoto
Born in 1976. Flower Artist
Azuma Makoto has been in the flower business since 2002, and is an owner of the haute-couture floral shop,
“JARDINS des FLEURS” in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo. He started his career as a flower artist from 2005. Also, for 2-year limited period from April 2007 to March 2009, he ran a private gallery “AMPG” in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Tokyo, to exhibit his private works. Later in 2009, he found an experimental laboratory “Azuma Makoto Kaju Kenkyusho” (abbr. AMKK; meaning Azuma Makoto Botanical Research Institute) and ever since then, he has been expanding art activities pursuing infinitive potential of plants.
Every activity of Azuma Makoto focuses on elevating value of flowers and plants by finding unique and mysterious forms that they posses. Respecting the existence of nature and keeping its dignity, he converts and expresses these beautiful elements to aesthetic level of artwork.
Artist work for major brands – advertisement:
I am huge fan of this artist. He has created a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the edge of space, and the result is just magic. The project is called EXOBIOTANICA -BOTANICAL SPACE FLIGHT
Plants on the earth rooted in the soil, under the command of gravity.
Roots, soil and gravity – by giving up the links to life, what kind of “beauty” shall be born?
Within the harsh “nature”, at an attitude of 30,000 meters and minus 50 degrees Celsius,
the plants evolve into EXBIOTA (extraterrestrial life).
A pine tree confronting the ridge line of the Earth.
A bouquet of flowers marching towards the sun hit by the intense wind.
Freed from everything, the plants shall head to the space.
Behind the Scenes footage
Visit the official website: AMKK