An Exhibition of Ceramic Works by Jun Kawajiri

Uchigo and Shizimi Gallery

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[Image: Jun Kawajiri "To Be Both Inside and Outside."(2019, 30×25×50 cm, materials: Ceramic, Heating wire, Underglaze, Gold paint)]

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The artist’s ancestors have been involved in the ceramics business for generations since the mid-Edo period, and his family has produced Kiyomizu-pottery for four generations in Kyoto. He also has his own atelier in the area known for Kiyomizu-pottery, Kyoto, and keeps creating and presenting works. After learning “Japanese unbalanced beauty” from the structure of Japanese gardens and tea rooms at university, he has become engrossed deeply in unique Japanese aesthetics cherishing distortions and cracks. Completing his Ph.D. at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1992, he published a book “Cherishing Distortions” in 2002 from Pola Research Institute of Beauty and Culture.
This exhibition will present works that Jun deliberately distorted, cracked, and chipped, based on his strong admiration for the “imbalanced beauty.” For some people, “cracks” and “distortions”created intentionally are sometimes grotesque, calculating, and less beautiful than those that happened naturally. Kawajiri, however, hopes that the gallery visitors enjoy the imperfections of these works.

Kawajiri’s works are also presented at Wada Garou Tokyo (Ginza). On display are various types of ceramics, not only tea bowls and flat plates, but also installation art and large-scale objects.



from March 16, 2021 to April 30, 2021


Jun Kawajiri



Venue Hours

From 10:30 To 18:00
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays


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