wamono art

Jun Tanaka

  • Sinru - Flow of Spirit #9, 2017
  • Iron
    H 21 x 37.5 x 19 cm
  • The title “Sinru” literally means the flow of an organism. I consider “Organism” as a phenomenon that various molecules interact with together to form a life. I felt this phenomenon in the iron material during my creation and I tried to express this through the feature of linear formation. “Heart (Sin)” is coming out of the edge of organic feeling of human beings. This is also the base of this creation.
  • Sinru - Flow of Spirit #14, 2017
  • Iron
    H 19 x 28 x 25cm
  • The title “Sinru” literally means the flow of an organism. I consider “Organism” as a phenomenon that various molecules interact with together to form a life. I felt this phenomenon in the iron material during my creation and I tried to express this through the feature of linear formation. “Heart (Sin)” is coming out of the edge of organic feeling of human beings. This is also the base of this creation.
  • Sinru - Flow of Spirit #5, 2017
  • Iron
    H 20 x 24 x 23cm
  • The title “Sinru” literally means the flow of an organism. I consider “Organism” as a phenomenon that various molecules interact with together to form a life. I felt this phenomenon in the iron material during my creation and I tried to express this through the feature of linear formation. “Heart (Sin)” is coming out of the edge of organic feeling of human beings. This is also the base of this creation.
  • Kanru (Return of a current), 2014
  • Iron
    H 25.8 x 19 x 19.5 cm
  • The Japanese title Kanru symbolizes the inspiration that Tanaka had in creating this piece which is an image of a current returning to its source. It also echoes with his own experience in forging iron every day and seeking new directions in creation, and how it changes himself in the process.
  • Hikumo (Sun & Cloud), 2014- Archive -
  • Iron
    H 31.8 x 16.5 x 16.8 cm
  • Tanaka is expressing the natural organic substances that we see flowing using iron forging techniques with fire and hammer. The Japanese title of this piece “Hikumo” is from the word “Hi” = fire from the iron forging process and “Kumo” = cloud like floating substance or state. The sound of Hikumo also synchronizes with the sound and feel of this piece.
Jun Tanaka
Biography
1981
Born in Tokyo, Japan
2000
Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Kogei High School, Department of Art Crafts, Metal crafts, Tokyo, Japan
2000-01
Studied under Io Kenji, Metal Artist
2003
Graduated from National Takaoka Junior College (present: University of Toyama), Department of Industrial Art and Design, Metal Crafts course, Toyama, Japan
2005-11
Studied under Nobuo Matsuoka, Metal Artist
2011
Established studio, Sa/Hi, Tokyo, Japan
2012
Iron works by Sa/Hi Tanaka Jun exhibition, Yagumosaryo, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Iron and Aluminum works exhibition, Gallery Mitate, Tokyo, Japan
2014
Forest exhibition, Sundries, Tokyo, Japan
Tanaka Jun exhibition, Utsuwa hase, Nagoya, Japan
Commission Works (art works and various building metal materials)
2009-13
Yagumosaryo, Tokyo, Japan
2014
Moriiro, Soba restaurant, Tokyo, Japan
2015
R.Torso.C residence, Tokyo, Japan
Ishi no kura restaurant, Tochigi, Japan
2016
Trellis, Nishiazabu residence, Tokyo, Japan
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