1st to 23rd April 2015
by Hekizan ONIMARU
Hezikan ONIMARU II, master ceramist, is continuing the aesthetic and philosophical tradition of Kirei-Sabi which literally means “elegant simplicity”. Kirei Sabi is a philosophy, which was founded in the 16th century, by the Tea Master and philosopher Enshu Kobori and developed at the Imperial Court.
The works of Hekizan ONIMARU II have been created in keeping with the traditional techniques inherited from his ancestors and enhanced with a contemporary touch. Thanks to his know-how, he was awarded the name of Hekizan the second, by the head of the famous temple Daitoku-ju in Kyoto.
The artist was born into a family of ceramists in the village of Koishiwara, renowned for its exclusive ceramics : Takatori Yaki.
The region possesses a specific geology with a clay rich in minerals such as iron or feldspar, a mineral composed of double silicate, aluminium, potassium, sodium or calcium. Essences of different Japanese trees can also be found. All these natural elements are used in making the glaze on the works, as required by tradition.
Thanks to the random results of fire, unique effects appear on the pieces , producing works of a profound and moving beauty.
The works of Hekizan ONIMARU, as the artist has wished, will move you by the aesthetic beauty of kirei-sabi.
Opening : Saturday 4th April 2015 from 2pm to 7pm.
Inauguration : samedi 4 avril 2015 de 14h à 19h
lieu : Galerie MIZEN, 29 rue de l’Exposition 75007 Paris (métro Ecole Militaire – L8)
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