Okinawa’s History Shaped Individual Ceramic Art Pieces
Anyone who might have taken a particularly strong interest in the recent exhibition of the pottery of Okinawa at the Mizen Art Gallery is encouraged to send e-mail to us. They can receive the full catalog of pieces in that way. For now, though, it may be fruitful to examine a few pieces from […]
Different Forces Shape Ceramics in Okinawa
As the Mizen Art Gallery has been enjoying the presence of major works of Okinawa ceramic art, it might be a good time for some history. Free and dynamic art styles became widely incorporated into the Japanese artistic movement known as Mingei. This period marked a return to simple and solid concepts.
Shapes designed during […]
Mizen Art Gallery Introduces Okinawa Ceramics Collection
Between Thursday April 28 and straight on through May 12, the Mizen Art Gallery will have the honor of introducing a seldom viewed collection of ceramic pieces from Okinawa. It isn’t often that these pieces are put on display outside of the Japanese prefecture by any means. This should therefore be looked at as […]
The Exhibition Wu Wei Showcases the Calligraphy of Yoshimoto Shofu
On April 15, 2016 the Mizen Art Gallery will host the Exhibition Wu Wei, which features the calligraphic art of Yoshimoto Shofu. This won’t be the first time that the gallery has honored this particular artist. Back in 2014 the Mizen Fine Art Gallery was promoting the artist, and work from the artist was […]
Inside the Mind and Techniques of Tomoyuki Hoshino
Tomoyuki Hoshino says that he really gets into the feel of the clay that he works with, and that being aware of the histories and traditions that are involved in the making of ceramics is perhaps the most important thing when it comes to getting him ready for doing work. Harmonizing with the clay […]
Life and the Universe of Yamamoto Junko
Yamamoto Junko creates pieces that all have to do with life in some way. André Malraux, who is quite famous in some circles for his experimental French fiction, used to say something like “Life is worthless, but nothing beats life.” While life is incredibly important, few people would actually be able to define it.
Ballades en Terres – Scupltures by Shozo Michikawa
The French ride of SHOZO MICHIKAWA started at gallery MIZEN Fine Art on October 17th. Its terracotta sculptures seems like sharing a glamourous swing with the public. Collectors as well as refined aesthetes are invited to discover these inspired earthenware clays of the Japanese volcanic earth.
Shofu Yoshimoto Makes Calligraphy Art Tempered by Litearture
Calligraphy is an art form that’s somewhere between writing and painting, which makes it all the more lovely. It combines aspects of the expressive power that comes with words as well as the extreme impact that’s made by a piece of visual art. Shofu Yoshimoto-sensei’s art is both feminine and bold.
It’s delicate and yet […]
Putting together Inauemon Pieces
Those who have been following the Paris Yakimono Gallery for some time now have noticed the recent emphasis on Tamba pieces. There are the Noborigama and Anagama exhibitions, and the entire Inauemon Tamba Yaki exhibition runs through May 18.
This is giving people an incredible opportunity to see tamba in a way that they haven’t […]
Kurimoto Natsuki-sensei is a Unique Lacquer Artist in His Own Right
Kurimoto Natsuki is an urushi lacquer artist who was born in 1961. He graduated in 1985 from the Kyoto University of Fine Arts. By 1987 that organization had granted him a master’s degree.
He had a solo exhibition of lacquer work three years before that in Kyoto, which was held at the prestigious Suzuki Gallery. […]