Takeshi IGAWA Lacquer Art Solo Exhibition 29.10 - 20.11.2022

Curated and presented by The Gallery by SOIL

In collaboration with Sokyo Gallery

 

(Photography by Yuichi Motoyama)


“Reflections and the play of light and shadow on the surfaces always change the appearance of a piece. The lines are critical to creating the most beautiful and pleasing forms. The edges are the first decisions that I must make when I start carving the urethane form. Meanwhile, I need to imagine the curve of all the form lines when it is completed. If the lines and the surfaces harmonize perfectly, I feel that I have fully expressed the beauty of the lacquer as a material.”


「光影在表面反射的變化可改變作品的外觀。要塑造出美麗和令人愉悅的形態,就要強調線條。我開始雕塑模具時,首要決定的是邊緣的線條。同時,我需要想像作品完成時呈現的曲線。如果線條和表面能完美協調,那就能充分表達漆藝的美了。」

 

(Photography by Yuichi Motoyama)


Takeshi IGAWA


Born in Hyogo, Japan in 1980, Takeshi Igawa currently works as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Art and Regional Design, Saga University. He obtained his M.F.A. and PhD from Kyoto City University of Arts in 2005 and 2009. He received the 35th Kyoto Cultural Award and was awarded Grand Prize at the 3rd Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa, Japan. Igawa uses the most traditional Japanese craft materials. Still, he is one of the most closely watched young artists in contemporary lacquer art due to his daring and expressive sculptures. He was nominated for the 2017 Loewe Foundation CRAFT PRIZE and joined the roadshow to Madrid, New York, and Tokyo. The Line and Surface series is made with the kanshitsu technique. Each piece is fashioned with many layers of hemp cloth soaked with lacquer; the surface details being subsequently modelled with a mixture of lacquer, sawdust, powdered clay stone, and other materials. The mould is significant, and he spent a great deal of time perfecting the carved shape.


井川健


井川健於1980年生於日本兵庫縣,目前在佐賀大學藝術與區域設計學院任職副教授。他在2005年於京都市立藝術大學獲得碩士學位,然後在2009年獲得博士學位。他曾獲頒發第35屆京都文化獎,並在金澤舉行的第三屆工藝三年展上獲得了大獎。


井川健使用日本最傳統的手工藝材料,但他的雕塑作品風格卻大膽而富張力,使他成為當代漆器藝術領域最受關注的年輕藝術家之一,在2017年獲得2017年Loewe基金會工藝獎的提名,參與馬德里、紐約和東京的巡迴展覽。


線與⾯系列採用脫胎技術製作,作品使⽤浸有漆的多層⿇布製成。隨後使⽤漆、木屑、粉狀黏⼟石和其他材料的混合物對表⾯細節進⾏建模,當中的模具非常重要,需要花費⼤量時間完善所雕刻的形狀。


View Exhibition Catalogue and Price List

 

Fill with the wind IV

Takeshi IGAWA

Natural lacquer, Washington palm leaf, leaf stalk, fabrics

H680mm x W490mm x D125mm

2022


Wings of fragments X

Takeshi IGAWA

Natural lacquer, Washington palm leaf, leaf stalk, fabrics, wood

H150mm x W1190mm x D120mm

2020


Wave Going II

Takeshi IGAWA

Natural lacquer, Washington palm leaf, leaf stalk, fabrics, wood

H240mm x W690mm x D220mm

2022


Windward II

Takeshi IGAWA

Natural lacquer, Washington palm leaf, leaf stalk, fabrics

H150mm x W1055mm x D190mm

2022


Wings of fragments VII

Takeshi IGAWA

Natural lacquer, leafstalk of desert fan palm, wood

H180mm x W1130mm x D100mm

2020

 
 

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