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Post  quatrefi on Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:40 pm

Hello, here's a little exhibition we did in Paris this week-end with the "Paname bonsaï club"
The bonsaï are not kokufus, but the environnement is original, i like the mix of the background and the trees... ...urban bonsaïs !

























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Post  Neil Jaeger on Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:46 pm

Thats such a unique modern way to have a display of bonsai trees. I like it alot, did they have to stop all the trains from running? Laughing Your elm composition "stuck by lighting" goes great with this theme.

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:19 am

congratulations!

lovely venue.
watch out for the train we are not yet done with your literati, be sure to save it first when you hear the coming train.
your trees are looking good too. its about loving your tree:)

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:17 am

What a great idea! I hope this sparks other odd ideas for show venues.

And the trees aren't at all bad, either.

Well done!

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Post  pongsatorn.k on Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:39 am

very good idea for display bonsai Very Happy but I think, the display and tables look not work together with this modern area. I like the theme that I understand as it mean modern and newblood bonsai lover, my opinion are... all elements will work well together or not?, if this display table has made from same meterial as in the area?. maybe brick, old wood table, railway sleeper or the rusty metal that work well with railway metal. cyclops

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Post  quatrefi on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:46 pm

Hello thanks for your comments.

I think that there's a lot of poetry on those disused railroads.

Pongsatorn, you're right, it could be more impressive with industrial stands, old metal boxes or industrial elements with rust...

We'll think of it for next year.

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Post  John Quinn on Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:16 am

quatrefi wrote:Hello thanks for your comments.

I think that there's a lot of poetry on those disused railroads.

Pongsatorn, you're right, it could be more impressive with industrial stands, old metal boxes or industrial elements with rust...

We'll think of it for next year.

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Post  fiona on Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:30 pm

Maybe one of the trees could be a Banksy-a? Mad

Joking apart, I rather like the concept. Pongsatorn's suggestion for tables and other stands from similar materials would be a great addition.

It does rather beg the question about what pots would be suitable too.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:20 am

Nice thinking outside the box. Here's a couple of suggestions under the vein of continuous improvment. Such an idea would really need to abandon the traditional Asian display concept. However some more artistic considerations could make the display really pop. For example, I would consider cutting down the weeds in the back ground in front of the graffitti as they really conflict with viewing the trees unless you want to make them more integrated with the trees which could be very different.
The idea about different type of stands is also good. The pot selection needs to be carefully thought too but its hard to change pots for a single show. Some of those Mateusz Grobelny pots from Poland would work here. And since you have plenty of room consider wider spacing between trees to give them more visual importance and try not to put a tree directly behnind another in the same view.

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Post  pongsatorn.k on Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:54 am

I think the pot are not big problem as many pot come in earth tone color, for color or glaze pot are not big problem also as we already have more color match on graffitti color background. only my opinion Very Happy

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Post  quatrefi on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:22 pm

Hello we did a new "urban bonsaï exhibition" in Paris with our club, here's some pictures of it...



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Post  tmmason10 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:39 am

Very interesting concept. I also think the clubs trees have improved over the years. Thanks for sharing.

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Post  stagz on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:54 am

very cool. i like how you guys used the ideas from the last posts and applied them here. like the use of different display stands. an awesome area to hold a exhibit. kudos

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Post  RainierBonsai on Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:29 am

Ha, Banksy prob would hit it.

Great idea.

Kill those weeds or hit them with a weed wackier. I don't want to see anything but trees and graffiti.

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Post  my nellie on Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:00 am

Inventive and minimalistic yet such a great idea!

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:25 pm

Thats just a great setting.

To me this is/would be so much more appealing than a classic (boring) exhibition where you feel like you must be a silent observer, almost like in a museum. In this kind of setting however, its much more informal, you're living it, like walking around at ease in your own garden. Thats the way i wanna feel and experience the bonsai-virus. I actually dont visit classic bonsai exhibitions all that much, exactly because i feel i'm in a dull place...

However, in this kind of setting, its almost impossible to photograph the bonsai because of the background and surrounding green and other structures. but thats a good thing too, they are not statues they are living things, and just get closer to inspect it in an informal way.

very nice.

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Post  quatrefi on Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:33 pm

Thanks for your nice comments !
Here are some wonderful pictures, taken by a friend, wich is a professional photographer.


































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Post  quatrefi on Thu May 30, 2013 2:45 pm

A new exhibition, at the same place.
Our trees are not quite ready yet, but the public that comes does not know anything about bonsaï, so it's ok...

Next year we'll have interesting new specimen to show!

























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Post  JimLewis on Thu May 30, 2013 2:51 pm

Again . . . LOTS of fun.

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Post  Guest on Thu May 30, 2013 4:05 pm

wow i like the whole concept of the urban setting and way off the normal two thumbs up

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Post  Rob C on Fri May 31, 2013 9:22 pm

I really like the tall, bunjin juniper.

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Post  quatrefi on Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:22 pm

Hello new exhibition, same place some new trees, thanks for your comments














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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:56 pm

man that is SUPER RAD...

as i was born and raised in the city, i have been kicking around the idea of "urban bonsai" for quite a while now...
i have a couple tree ideas, but havent found the material i envision just yet...

your show looks absolutely awesome and something i would like to carry on through our Arbor Arts Collective.
luckily, Milwaukee being the former industrial city that it is, we have many potential venues.

sincerely thanks for sharing this !!!
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