D.H. Rosen "Spawn"
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A member of the renowned artist collective Rinpa Eshidan, Rosen is no stranger to creative teamwork, and this show continues in that collaborative spirit. For "Spawn", Rosen has joined forces with Tokyo-based photographer Ryan Bruss, who has used Rosen’s porcelain sculptures (called Spawn) to create original photography works.
"Spawn are not meant to be sexual, they're meant to be paradoxical," says Rosen. "Clay is such a primal, sensual material, and yet these pieces have a really clean surface with sharp digital images - a finish that doesn't immediately betray the material or processes used to make them. I was referring to them as 'tadpoles' for a long time, but I realized it was limiting to name them this way. It really doesn't matter what I think they are; it's far more interesting to see how other people interpret and respond to them. It has been a really unique experience to see the work through Ryan’s eyes."
But the collaboration does not end with Bruss. The rest of the Rinpa Eshidan crew are also lending their graphic talents to help Rosen with the surface design of a limited-edition Spawn series to be debuted at this exhibition. And live art events at an opening reception party on June 4th will take the collaboration to a new level when special guests add live music and dance to Rosen's signature potter's wheel live performance "Rockin' Rokuro."