Seiwa Hada "Emptiness"

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Seiwa Hada's work is all made of tin. After having graduated from university with a major in ceramics, he a variety of different traditional crafts fields so as to find his artistic direction and found that he was particularly fascinated by tin. He consistently focused on his own expression while studying techniques under the masters of traditional craft.
"Cracked tin" is the hallmark of his originality; by applying his own techniques to the sensitive, soft metal, the resulting cracks give his work a strong presence.

He wonders whether he should call himself a craftsman, as his conscious focuses not only on the piece itself but on the space where it exists; he attempts to create the very space where his pieces belong. I express "sensitiveness to nature" as a Japanese aesthetics. "I would like to seek and pursue my own form and space, based on Japanese tradition, aesthetics and language, inheriting the flow from ancient times", says Hada.

With the venue being the embodiment of Edo architecture (built in 1868), Hada's tin vases are being exhibited in a tranquil space.

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From 2006-09-29 To 2006-10-22

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Seiwa Hada

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