Nami Takahashi: The Language of White Porcelain
[Image: Nami Takahashi "Fruit" (2019) H34xW30xD30 cm]
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Nami Takahashi is one of this country’s most spotlighted young ceramicists. The crisp edges and undulating forms of her pieces create rhythms of light and shade that are unparalleled in their beauty. Fruits consistently provide motifs for her works, which are predominantly asymmetrical, resulting from a time-consuming process in which multiple components are individually slip-cast. The lines and mouths of the slip-cast vessels are modified manually, making each form unique. The uniformly white bodies show a myriad of different faces depending on the viewing angle and the shadows cast by surface shapes, contributing to the unique appeal of Takahashi’s work.
The present exhibition showcases white porcelain works – small pieces produced between 2003 and 2007, plus tea ceremony utensils: a tea bowl, cold-water jar, and tea jar. The vessels have fluted surfaces with bolder ridges than previous works, hinting at yet more new developments to come from this exceptional artist.
from November 15, 2019 to January 21, 2020