時器TOKI-Vessels for Eternity 2021
Slip Casting, Mixed Media
Slurry of SHIGARAKI translucent clay
Leaves, Cicadas, Cicada shells, Flowers, Honeycomb, Bagworm shells, and etc. LED lights
I am trying approach to contemporary art from ceramic art. We as a potter, make vessels. I am making vessels for invisible or things without shapes and volume. For example, vessels for sounds, vessel for light or rays. TOKI series are vessels for eternity.
I am burning leaves, flowers, insects, and etc. with SHIGARAKI translucent clay. Some of them burn out during firing, some of them become ash and become glazes. I think the photographs are fixing time in two dimensions, these works are fixing time in three dimensions.
I am making eternal things from ephemeral things by casting to translucent clay. Ceramic does not decay. Ceramics can keep these shape and color for almost eternal.
景器-Vessel for a View 2019
Mixed Media Clay, Bolt, Nut
Collection of Clayarch Gimhae Museum
I am trying approach to contemporary art from ceramic art. We as a potter, make vessels. I am making vessels for invisible or things without shapes and volume. For example, vessels for sounds, vessel for light or rays.
景器KAGAKI is vessel for a view. I made this concept work in Gimhae South Korea 2019. You can see beautiful view or landscape through my work. I will continue this concept. I hope will make and install works in over the world. I hope never changing beautiful and peaceful view or landscape that we can see through my works.
輝器 KAGAYAKI-Vessel of Lights 2012
SHIGARAKI translucent clay. LED lights
I am trying approach to contemporary art from ceramic art. We as a potter, make vessels. I am making vessels for invisible or things without shapes and volume. For example, vessel for sounds, vessel for time.
輝器KAGAYAKI is vessel of lights or rays. I made KAGAYAKI body by translucent clay. I illuminated KAGAYAKI with LED light from inside. I began making this series after 3.11 2011 FUKUSHIMA. I hope that the light from my works purify the soul of the peoples for requiem.
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Member of IAC, International Academy of Ceramics
Lecturer of Nagoya University of Arts, Lecturer of Kyoto University of Art
2019 Tetsuya Tanaka Solo Exhibition, Gallery life seeding, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale Thematic exhibition in Yeoju Pray: Cherishing Life, Yeoju
World Livingware Gallery, Gyeonggi, Korea
2012 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012, Nigata Japan
2019 Clayarch Gimhae Museum international Summer Workshop 2019, Korea
2018 Guest Artist Residency, EKWC [European Ceramic Work Center], The Netherlands
2017 Guest Artist Residency, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan
2017 Guest Artist Residency, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
2020 Selected 61st Faenza Prize
2019 Honorable Mention Korean International Ceramic Biennale
2016 Merit Prize, 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale
2016 Shumei Cultural Foundation prize
2015 Honorable Mention, 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale