wamono art contemporary

  • SIGNA SHELL II , 2018- Archive -
  • Ceramics
    H28 x 40 x 40 cm
    (Installation size)
  • An element 1.01, 2020
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 55 x 45 x 40 cm
  • Shukurai bud, 2018
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 60 x 40 x 35 cm
  • Mark, 2019
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 40 x50  x40  cm
  • Fetus ll, 2019
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 75 x50 x45 cm
  • Manifestation, 2017- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 60 x 45 x 30cm
  • Artist statement: I got the inspiration for this work when I saw a thick fog rising, as if it was a life form, from the mountain after dawn and early rain. I was trying to express the moment when the energy of nature is shaping a form, and show its flexibility and divine strength. 
  • Proof of life, 2018
  • Ceramics
    H 20 x 22 x 17 cm
  • When the beginning comes, the end comes. That is how all things are destined to be. To live is to die. The destiny of living things. Things change. There will be both development and decline. When you overcome trouble, the mother who finished her role is like a shell. In the long years to come, it evolves and changes slowly while witnessing the passing of time...
  • Living in eternity II, 2018- Archive -
  • Ceramics
    H 31 x 12 x 12 cm
  • When the beginning comes, the end comes. That is how all things are destined to be. To live is to die. The destiny of living things. To live is to change. Even for 1 minute or 1 second, a figure may not stay the same. This work captures the moment of slow change and decay over a long time.
  • Tampopo Blowin' 10.934, 2018
  • Acrylic, dandelion
    H 10.934 x 6 x 6 cm
  • By capturing a moment of things that are short-lived, like photographs, in a permanent material, it makes viewers look at it more closely. I am stimulating the visual sense and creating work that releases the viewer from lazy habits and constraints that hide in daily life. Because the amount of visual information that can be analyzed is excessive, the viewer's brain gets tricked and normal concepts do not function well. As time goes on, the only thing that matters is what is directly in front of us and other sensations fade away. In this chaotic capitalist society I hope to find a small gap in which there is a clear pause for contemplation and also a clue to problem solving.
  • Tampopo Blowin' 10.385, 2018- Archive -
  • Acrylic, dandelion
    H 10.385 x 6 x 6 cm
  • By capturing a moment of things that are short-lived, like photographs, in a permanent material, it makes viewers look at it more closely. I am stimulating the visual sense and creating work that releases the viewer from lazy habits and constraints that hide in daily life. Because the amount of visual information that can be analyzed is excessive, the viewer's brain gets tricked and normal concepts do not function well. As time goes on, the only thing that matters is what is directly in front of us and other sensations fade away. In this chaotic capitalist society I hope to find a small gap in which there is a clear pause for contemplation and also a clue to problem solving.
  • Living in eternity, 2016- Archive -
  • Ceramics
    H 37 x 11 x 11cm
  • Kaneko explains that this work expresses “the steady state of living, which slowly continues to alternate since its birth and will continue to change.” A fascinating piece in which she expresses this state of changing, whilst using the medium of ceramics which will not change. Although the piece may seem fragile at first sight, Kaneko was successful in achieving steadiness as a piece while completing her own expression using well researched methods of numerous glazes and firings.
  • In the midst of eternity, 2016- Archive -
  • Ceramics
    H 34 x 17 x 16cm
  • This work exemplifies the living state of a particle which came from a larger whole, and which then started to have its own mind.
  • Flower bud II, 2018- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 56 x 36 x 29 cm
  • One bud came out in my garden. This bud seems full of conviction to complete its life without any doubts. The strength and the beauty of this bud is the central motif of "Flower Bud Ⅱ".
wamono art contemporary
Biography
1993
Born in Hokkaido, Japan
2012
Second Prize, 20th All Japan Collegiate Snow Object Competition, Hokkaido, japan
54th All Hokkaido Collegiate Art Exhibition, Hokkaido, Japan
Highest Award in student section and Hokkaido Scientific and Cultural Association Award, 41st Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition, Hokkaido, Japan
2013
Graduated from Hokkaido College of Art & Design, Specialized in Ceramics.
Award of Excellence, 6th Hokkaido U21 Exhibition, Hokkaido, Japan
Second Prize, 21st All Japan Collegiate Snow Object Competition, Hokkaido, Japan
2013-
Lecturer of ceramics class runs by Maruyama Kobo, Hokkaido, Japan
2014
STV Award, 43rd Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition, Hokkaido, Japan
2015
Hokkaido Fire Mutual Aid Cooperative Award, 44th Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition, Hokkaido, Japan
2016
Nakanishi Printing Corporation Award, 45th Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition, Hokkaido, Japan
1st Japan Ceramics Society, Contemporary Ceramics Incentive Award Hokkaido Exhibition, Hokkaido, Japan
2017​
​International Hokuriku Kogei Summit: World Kogei Selection of 100 Exhibition, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan
2018
Hokkaido Newspaper Award, 47th Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition, Hokkaido, Japan
wamono art contemporary
Biography
1970
​Born in Fukuoka, Japan
1992-96​
Assistant cinematographer, Dentsu Prox (current Dentsu Tec)
1993
​B.A., Seinan Gakuin University, Faculty of Commerce, Fukuoka, Japan
1996​
Inspired by the works of Shiro Kuramata researching the designer
Became independent and moved to Tokyo. Worked as a freelance photographer and cinematographer in cinema and advertisement
2003​
Hummingbird Photography Award, Shinpusha Publishing
Through an encounter with an acrylic fabricator working with Shiro Kutamata, launched his own career as an artist
2004
​Started series embedding dandelions inside acrylic
2009​
Completed Dandelion (Tampopo), begun in 2004
2010-13​
Founding partner and president of Lighting Art Gallery, sponsored by Yamagiwa Art Foundation
2011​
Curated Ex Lighting Art exhibition, Lighting Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Director of photography for film Karappo, directed by Shogo Kusano
2013
​Organic EL installation, Dew exhibition, Tennozu site, Tokyo, Japan
Installation, Every Kinda People, Warehouse Terrada, Tokyo, Japan
2015
Installation, Dew, Zaku Zaku, Tokyo, Japan
2016​
Succeeded embedding a fresh flower inside acrylic
2017
​Participated as a guest speaker in the lecture, Shiro Kuramata for 21st century, by Roger Griffith (Associate Sculpture Conservator, The Museum of Modern Art, New York) held at Kogakuin University School of Architecture, Tokyo, Japan
2017-
​Lecturer, Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2018
Participated as a guest speaker in a lecture by a lead designer at Zaha Hadid Architects held at Kogakuin University School of Architecture, Tokyo, Japan
2019
​Lecturer, Faculty of Education, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
wamono art contemporary
Biography
1986
Born in Kanagawa, Japan
2007
Completed Craft Arts (Bamboo Arts) Course, Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto
2008
Traditional Craft Products Industry Promotion Association Chairman’s Award, 12th Graduation Exhibition, Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2009
BFA in Bamboo Arts, Advanced Special Study Course, Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto
2009-11
Technical skill instructor of bamboo craft arts in Venezuela as member of Japan International Cooperation Agency
2013-14
Clerical staff, Japan International Cooperation Agency
2014
Jury’s Special Award, 19th Japan Bamboo Arts Exhibition, Tochigi, Japan
2015
New Wave: Oita Bamboo Art, Beppu City Museum, Oita, Japan
Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, USA
20th Anniversary Special Award, 20th Japan Bamboo Arts Exhibition, Tochigi, Japan
2016
38th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan<
37th Kyushu New Craft Arts Exhibition, Fukuoka, Japan
2017
39th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
Kumamoto Governor’s Award, 38th Kyushu New Craft Arts Exhibition, The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Saga, Japan
Grand Prize, 22nd Japan Bamboo Arts Exhibition, Tochigi, Japan
4th Reorganized New Nitten, The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Oita Bamboo Art – 50 years of history and future prospects, Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, Oita, Japan
2018
40th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
Oita Governor’s Award, 39th Kyushu New Craft Arts Exhibition, The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Saga, Japan
5th Reorganized New Nitten, The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2018-19
Japon-Japonismes, Objets inspirés 1867–2018, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
2019
41st Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
Next Generation, Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, Oita, Japan

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