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Yukito Nishinaka

  • YOBITSUGI : Eternity, 2019- Archive -
  • Glass, silver leaf
    H 38.5 x 17.5 x 17.5cm
  • YOBITSUGI : ‘Beauty in Imperfection’ Rock, 2017
  • Glass, gold leaf, silver leaf
    H 38 x 18 x 15cm
  • During an interview, Nishinaka said, “Actually I hate to smash the glasses I created with heart and soul, but to create something new, I need to destroy what I can create at this moment and I need to drive myself forward.” Nishinaka’s work is the way he lives.

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  • YOBITSUGI : ‘Beauty in Imperfection’ Flame, 2017- Archive -
  • Glass, gold leaf, silver leaf
    H 26 x 19.5 x 19.5 cm
  • I am thinking of the old time when Japanese people found beauty in the fatal cracks on pottery. During the age of provincial wars, Samurai enjoyed tea in the middle of life or death fights. I often wonder what Samurai wanted to express by highlighting cracks with gold. With my own interpretation, I pursue the beauty of cracks based on the spirit of imperfect beauty. I smash the vase I have created and melt, then bond again. I express the blink of life with the fragility and strengths of glass.

Yukito Nishinaka
Born in Wakayama, Japan
Entered faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan
Studied Chinese Literature, Northwest University, Xi’an, China
Graduated faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan
Worked at Kagami Crystal Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Studied art of sculpture and glass, California College of the Arts, California, U.S.A.
Art Now Kanazawa: 33rd Hokuriku Chunichi Art Exhibition, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Ishikawa, Japan
Glass in Japan, Museo de Segovia, Segovia, Spain
Teaching Assistant, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan
Grand Prix, 1st Contemporary Glass Exhibition in Satsuma, Satsumacho Glass History Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
Art Now Kanazawa: 36th Hokuriku Chunichi Art Exhibition, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Ishikawa, Japan
Established Yukito Nishinaka Studio, Chiba, Japan
5th Feeling of Beauty- Kogei Exhibition, Takashimaya, Tokyo, Yokoyama, Osaka and Kyoto, Japan
Glass '99 in Japan – Splendor of the Unknown, Odakyu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, Onoda Sunpark, Yamaguchi, Japan
Years of Japanese Glass: From the Yayoi Period to the Present Day, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan
Beauty of Glass Exhibition, Himeji City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
Second Prize, Wakaura Site Contest, Wakayama City, Wakayama, Japan
1st Japan Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition in Onoda, Onoda City Kirara Koryukan, Yamaguchi, Japan
Nishinaka Yukito Glass Exhibition, Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Kinokuni Achievemen Award, Wakayama Culture and Arts Center, Wakayama, Japan
Culture Achievement Award, Wakayama City, Wakayama, Japan
Special Jury Prize, Blamagurankai 8, Sapporo Art Park Craft Hall, Hokkaido, Japan
Okuwa Culture Achievement Award, Okuwa Educational and Cultural Promotion Foundation, Wakayama, Japan
5th The Exhibition of Contemporary Glass Koganezaki 2012, Koganezaki Crystal Park, Shizuoka, Japan
Nishinaka Yukito Exhibition, Tamesaburo Memorial Museum in Furukawa Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
Nishinaka Yukito Exhibition, Daikokuya, Tochigi, Japan
3rd Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Nishinaka Yukito: Eternity Captured in a Moment - Stepping into a Meditative Space of Glass Art, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan
Naruto Art Gate Illumination 2017, Naruto City Muyagawa Shinsui Park, Tokushima, Japan
2018 -19
Japon-Japonismes, Objets inspirés 1867-2018, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Living Kogei: Contemporary Japanese Craft from The Ise Collection, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent installation, a new-age zen garden Eternal Affinity using recycled glass, Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Artist in residence project Creators Work-ation 2020; organized by Ise City, Mie, Japan
Public and Private Collections :
Victoria & Albert Museum, UK
Ashmolean Museum Oxford, UK
Fundacion Centro Nacional del Vidrio, Segovia, Spain
Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
Sapporo Art Park Craft Hall, Japan
Satsuma Glass Museum, Japan
Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Yamaha Music Foundation, Japan
Joryuji Temple, Japan
Daikokuya Collection, Japan
Musée Cernuschi, France

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