Free Japanese Contemporary Urushi Sculture Exhibition
Let's discover contemporary Japanese sculpture! The exhibition presents the works of a group of masters and young artists in a path able to illustrate the millennial art of urushi lacquer, the natural resin produced by the Japanese plant that stands out for its brilliance and the absolute elegance it gives to the objects on which it is spread.
Among the artists on display will be the award-winning Takeshi Igawa, already a finalist of the prestigious Loewe Craft Prize, whose minimalist works based on the search for infinity, is characterized by the deep reflections given by the shine of red and black lacquer.
The sculptures of Yoshihiko Murata, on the other hand, testify to the suggestions derived from the natural world: silhouettes with anthropomorphic shapes that twist and wrap in space as guided by the melodies of a musical instrument.
Finally, it will be the polychrome works of Hiroshi Kaneyasu that allow the viewer to sculpt the most expressive qualities of urushi. The artist, who since his training has been interested in the most ancient theories of color, dedicates his work to the study of visual and tactile perception. Lively and material works that reflect the contemporary taste of Tokyo's new artistic generation.
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