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Meet the Masters: Takashi Wakamiya 漆藝雅敘: 若宮隆志

 

 

 

An acclaimed artist, Master Takashi Wakamiya excels in the practice of traditional lacquer techniques, Maki-e. Known for his high level of precision, he executes, in lacquer, objects historically made from unrelated materials, such as bronze or ceramic. His studio Hikoju Makie creates these imitations with such remarkable exactness that onlookers are fooled by the medium. Much more than the creation of a decorative surface, the sculptural forms and superbly nuanced colours make three-dimensional lacquer artefacts that are second to none.

 

Wakamiya was awarded Japan Cultural Envoy of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Ground prize of International Urushi Exhibition 2014. He exhibited in the UK, France, Russia and China including an exhibition of his works at the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong in 2016. His works were chosen to become a part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK and the Museum of Lacquer Art in Muenster in Germany.

 

Read this insightful article about Wakamiya san's talk at the Gallery by SOIL

 

https://medium.com/culturegourmand/japanese-lacquerware-abcs-bce5be4d1aab  

 

若宮隆志為當代日本漆藝大師,曾於2014榮獲國際漆藝界最高榮譽之一《石川國際漆展》的最大賞,同年被日本文部省任命為文化交流大使,到訪英、法、中、俄等地推廣漆文化。英國倫敦V&A博物館、德國明斯特漆器藝術博物館都有收藏其作品。

 

適逢若宮隆志帶領其職人工坊「彥十蒔繪」的團隊來香港參加國際古玩展。 The Gallery by SOIL榮幸邀請到若宮隆志大師在5月24日親臨進行藝廊一次漆藝聚會,讓大家可親身與他直接交㳘,並有機會近距離欣賞他的作品。

 

蒔繪是日本特有的漆藝,已有超過千年的歷史,利用漆汁的黏性把金或銀粉末、螺鈿等裝飾在漆藝作品上,製作極繁複且精細,僅能依靠人手繪製,每件作品需經過數十、甚至數百道工序,極為精細。

 

聚會中若宮隆志亦會述說一些關於生漆丶材料丶技法,及創作構思等。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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