Japan based ceramic artist Rando Aso is interested in the connection between space and sensation through making earthenware. Through the process of creating hollow three-dimensional objects with clay, he creates shapes which interact with the invisible void inside them. These three-dimensional pieces, which have an unevenness that is tied to his view of the “concept of vessels”, contain compressed space within their shapes. He lives in a SATOYAMA area and splits firewood himself to fire earthenware using the primitive method of fired on the ground uncovered. The pieces affected by the flames boast a rustic beauty peculiar to earthenware. In addition, the lumps of clay smoked by the carbonization firing give the space a solid texture like metal. When you appreciate these works, you may feel a gravity that draws out your inner emotions. His pieces are clay sculptures that contain the power of imagination toward void.
In this exhibition, we will exhibit earthenware fired on the ground uncovered. and two-dimensional works made with mud-fiired ceramic tiles, as well as new works made with black pottery.
People’s values have changed drastically, and lifestyles today are different from the past. We hope that this exhibition will be an opportunity to open up our physical sensations and awaken the primitive sensation of experiencing space.
Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing
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Born in Nara Prefecture in 1983.
2009 Master's degree, Kanazawa College of Art
2010 Completed training at Tokoname Tounomori Institute
As of 2022, creating works in Minokamo City, Gifu Prefecture.
In addition to solo show at galleries, works have been installed at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (2015), Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum (2015) , Minokamo city museum (2021) and so on.
12, Mar, 2022 sat - 27, Mar, 2022 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Meet the artist ：12, Mar, 2022 sat
16, Apr sat – 1, May sun Takayuki Watanabe
28, May sat – 12, Jun sun Shinpei Yoshida