Masaru Nakada – Sen

LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2

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[Image: Masaru Nakada "Sen" (2015)]

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Masaru Nakada is attracting the attention of ceramics lovers as a future leader of Kutani ware. He creates works using the delicate technique of covering the base surface with engobe in a different color, carefully etching lines in the covered surface, and applying a different kind of engobe to the etched lines. This series of works, named “Sen” (literally meaning “lines” in Japanese), has been selected for various open-call exhibitions, allowing the artist in recent years to expand the geographic scope of his activities to other countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, and Singapore.

The prominent features of Nakada’s works are their sophisticated sharp forms, and bright and matte uniform coloring. Sen 2012, Nakada’s signature work, features lines carefully etched in black engobe covering the white base, while Sen 2015 and Sen 2017, with forms appealing to contemporary taste, are characterized by engobe in the “five Kutani colors” – red, green, purple, yellow, and deep blue –indicating a shift in Nakada’s focus to an integration between the traditional and the modern.

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from June 14, 2019 to August 27, 2019
Closed Aug 8–Aug 15 and Aug 25.

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Masaru Nakada

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