Junsuke Inatomi

Ray of hope, and Ash

2021.10.30 Sat ー 11.14 Sun

Junsuke Inatomi, 2021

Through his creative work, Junsuke Inatomi has never stopped asking himself, “What is beauty?” These ceramic works are the artistic byproducts of his likely never-ending journey of discovery. He creates his works by stacking together layers of Ray of hope inside his spiritual world. Then he burns them down, and they turn to ashes and disappear. From those ashes, he creates another work, and then repeats the process. At the end of the cycle of stacking and destroying, and then rebuilding, is the final composition.
His work, once described as almost crystalline entities, innocent, pure, and ray of hope, has in recent years, with the donning of a layer of chaos, tension, and a veil of darkness, grown into a more profound expression of white. When confronted with his powerful works, which seem to slither on the ground as they ascend to the heavens, you may be able to take a peek into the abyss of “beauty” on which Junsuke Inatomi’s gaze is fixed.

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Junsuke Inatomi, 2021
Junsuke Inatomi, 2021
Junsuke Inatomi, 2021
Junsuke Inatomi, 2021
Junsuke Inatomi, 2021

PROFILE

Junsuke Inatomi
Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1981.
2007 Kyoto University of Art and Design, Graduate School, Master of Arts program completed.

INFORMATION

Junsuke Inatomi
Ray of light, and Ash

30, Oct, 2021 sat - 14, Nov, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close: tuesday
Meet the artisr: 30, Oct, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

11, Dec - 26, Dec    Midori Uchida

Reiko Kinoshita

Latent image

2021.10.02 Sat ー 10.17 Sun

Reiko Kinoshita "veil" D45.0cm Acrylic paint, Satin, Wood panel 2021

During the work of creating those images, Kinoshita consistently takes up the theme of “time” and continues to question whether she can turn the passage of time itself, which changes, into a painting. In these works, we feel her reverential gaze in carefully taking up the traces of trivial events that we overlook in our busy daily lives and the ordinary moments that do not remain in our memory and then elevating them to things of beauty. These works look like scenes that we have seen sometime or the afterimages of something. At a glance, these works also look like they are “not painted,” but they certainly are “painted” with a strong will. Multiple layers are created by tens of thousands or hundreds of millions of particles of spray paint. These layers are themselves instantaneous overlaps, which she captures as irreversible things. We, who face the works, experience the very obvious truth that something that “exists” before our eyes right now is a continuation of something that “existed” there before. Through this experience, we confirm the truth that we are standing here right now, and we feel that we can experience time itself, which continues without end.

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The truth is that they certainly existed there.
First of all, I will say that they certainly did exist.

I will gaze at latent images.
I will count time in the depth of my ears, and open my eyes.

Reiko Kinoshita

Reiko Kinoshita "duration sunshine-turn red -" 27.8×19.8 cm Acrylic paint, photographic paper 2021
Reiko Kinoshita "duration sunshine" 27.2×45.5×cm Acrylic paint, photographic paper 2021
Reiko Kinoshita "veil -edge-" 15.8×22.7cm Acrylic paint, Interfacings, Cotton, Wood panel 2021
Reiko Kinoshita "duration sunshine" 20.5×20.0×cm Acrylic paint, photographic paper 2021

PROFILE

Reiko Kinoshita
1982 Born in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.
2007 Graduated from Musashino Art University, BA in Department of oil painting
2009 Graduated from Musashino Art University, MA in Department of painting, painting course.
Currently, based in Tokyo, Japan

INFORMATION

Reiko Kinoshita
Latent image

2, Oct, 2021 sat - 17, Oct, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday

Future exhibition

30, Oct -14, Nov    Junsuke Inatomi
11, Dec - 26, Dec    Midori Uchida

Kenichi Sasakawa

Viewpoint and Impression

2021.08.28 Sat ー 09.12 Sun

Glass, Kenichi Sasawaka

Glass artist Kenichi Sasakawa has taken on ‘vessels’ and has expressed the aesthetic sense that is unique to Japanese culture through vessels, whilst being positioned in the field of contemporary art. In recent years, his craftsman’s side has been in the spotlight, and the blue-gray glassware he makes is becoming more popular. However, his view-point as an artist towards the concept of vessels, both when producing practical works and when producing artworks, is unwavering. While thinking ‘what is beauty?’, he draws on impressions that come to mind and focuses his view-point on them while creating. By doing so, he completes glassware that are conscious of form, the balance of space, practicality, and detail. We hope you can feel his view-point on beauty and hints of those impressions that linger in his works.

Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

Glass, Kenichi Sasawaka
Glass, Kenichi Sasawaka
Glass, Kenichi Sasawaka
Glass, Kenichi Sasawaka
Glass, Kenichi Sasawaka

PROFILE

Kenichi Sasakawa
Born in Kanagawa in 1981.
2006 M.F.A. Tama Art University ceramic, glass, and metal works
2004 B.F.A. Tama Art University Department of ceraic, glass, and metal
As of 2020, creating works in Kyoto Prefecture.

INFORMATION

Kenichi Sasakawa
Viewpoint and Impression

28, Aug, 2021 sat - 12, Sep, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist: 28, Aug, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

2, Oct - 17, Oct    Reiko Kinoshita
30, Oct -14, Nov    Junsuke Inatomi
11, Dec - 26, Dec    Midori Uchida

Shiho Hayashi

Biomorphic

2021.07.24 Sat ー 08.08 Sun

Shiho Hayashi, 2021

Shiho Hayashi is a ceramic artist based in Tajimi, Gifu. Her artwork has beautiful curves that look very organic and feel as if they imbue images of things like the waves on the surface of the water, mountain ranges, and the human body line. These objects are a combination of several hollow parts that are different from one another. The resulting abstract form brings rhythm to the space while the jet black shade of the clay and matte texture expressed by carbonization firing feels as if it gives life and character to the abstract landscape, liberating our imaginations. She creates this captivatingly beautiful black color without the use of glazing. The beautifyl color tones forged by natural woodchips and the flames of the kiln will surely mesmerize you.

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Shiho Hayashi, 2021
Shiho Hayashi, 2021
Shiho Hayashi, 2021
Shiho Hayashi, 2021
Shiho Hayashi, 2021

PROFILE

Shiho Hayashi
Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1984. Graduated in Urushi lacquering from the Department of Crafts, Kyoto City University of Arts in 2008. In 2014, she completed her studies at the Tajimi City Pottery Design And Technical Center. She is now based in Tajimi, Gifu, where she creates contemporary pieces with original forms and textures.

INFORMATION

Shiho Hayashi
Biomorphic

24, July, 2021 sat - 8, Aug, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close: tuesday
Meet the artisr: 24, July, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

28, Aug - 12, Sep    Kenichi Sasakawa (Glass)
2, Oct - 17, Oct    Reiko Kinoshita (Paint)
30, Oct - 14, Nov Junsuke Inatomi (Ceramic)

Yoko Ichikawa

TSUKUROI

2021.06.19 Sat ー 07.04 Sun

Yoko Ichikawa, 2021 "SHIPPI-box"

Yoko Ichikawa creates highly original works by researching the ancient craft technique called Shippi (lacquer leather), which involves applying lacquer to leather to harden it, and adding her own new techniques. The skin that was once a container for life and the soul as a three-dimensional object is now tanned and becomes flat leather. She cuts the leather, sews it with thread, and revives it again as a container in the form of a box by coating it with lacquer. Her perspective of cherishing and utilizing the leather’s holes, scars, and other traces of when it was still a living thing gives her work a unique air. The word “TSUKUROI (mending)” in Japanese means to repair something and make it usable again. Her activity of stitching together the past and present of lacquer craft to create a new world creates a metamorphosis of materials using lacquer, a mysterious liquid, as a medium. It is an act of fundamental mending that goes beyond simply filling in defects or decorating the surface. This exhibition will be an opportunity to see her masterpiece, “Box,” and other works that are imbued with power.

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Yoko Ichikawa, 2021 "SHIPPI-box"
Yoko Ichikawa, 2021 "SHIPPI-box"
Yoko Ichikawa, 2021 "SHIPPI-box"
Yoko Ichikawa, 2021 "SHIPPI-box"
Yoko Ichikawa, 2021
Yoko Ichikawa, 2021

PROFILE

Yoko Ichikawa
Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1984. Graduated in Urushi lacquering from the Department of Crafts, Kyoto City University of Arts in 2008.

INFORMATION

Yoko Ichikawa
TSUKUROI

19, Jun, 2021 sat - 4, Jul, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close: tuesday
Meet the artisr: 19, Jun, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

24, Jul - 8, Aug    Shiho Hayashi (Ceramic)
28, Aug - 12, Sep    Kenichi Sasakawa (Glass)
2, Oct - 17, Oct    Reiko Kinoshita (Paint)

GALLERY crossing selection

The VIEWING ROOM

2021.04.24 Sat ー 04.26 Mon

The VIEWING ROOM 2021

At the special exhibition, we have picked up 8 artists that we have taken notice of. You can enjoy a mix of a variety of works from large to small and new to old works. Each of the 8 artists use different media and have different viewpoints, with these three days showcasing an exciting meeting between the differing styles. Please feel free to stop by. Works will also be on sale online.

Artists:
Shiho Hayashi
Reiko Kinoshita
Alana Wilson
Takayuki Watanabe
Shun Kumagai
Midori Uchida
Yoko Ichikawa
Takeyoshi Mitsui

 

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INFORMATION

GALLERY crossing selection
The VIEWING ROOM

24, Apr, 2021 sat - 26, Apr, 2021 mon
11:00 - 17:00

Future exhibition

15, May -30, May    Mamoru Fukui (Wood)
19, Jun - 4, Jul    Yoko Ichikawa (Luquered Leather)

Takeyoshi Mitsui

Solo

2021.03.20 Sat ー 04.04 Sun

Takeyoshi Mitsui, 2021 "Bottle People"

The glass artist Takeyoshi Mitsui uses advanced technical skills and youthful contemporary creativity to make exquisite glassworks. “Bottle People”series gives off an air of contemplative serenity and humor. The transparent glass allows light to pass through and the insides reflect the surroundings. It is as if it generates a whisper that can only be heard between the observer and the art-works. His works are one-of-a-kind and have a personality of their own. The exhibition portrays a unique perspective born out of the communication between the artist and the raw material.

His art philosophy can be seen from his other work, which is also his masterpiece, the “SILENCE” series. This series are functional tableware. These glasswares, which have unique color combinations and look like small sculptures, were mouth-blown and shaped without using molds. Detailed carving on glass is a very advanced technique in glassmaking. As they are all handmade, none of them are of the exact same color and size, making them unique and unlike mass-produced wares. When lined up, they look as mesmerizing as scenic views in nature.

His artwork blurs the boundaries of aesthetics and utility. These 2 series portraying glass in different ways show the general perspective of modern Japanese artists. Please come by to enjoy the light melody of spring together with the hushed whisper of the glass-art.

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Takeyoshi Mitsui, "SILENCE"
Takeyoshi Mitsui, 2021 "Bottle People"
Takeyoshi Mitsui, 2021 "Bottle People"
Takeyoshi Mitsui, 2021 "Bottle People"

PROFILE

Takeyoshi Mitsui
1987 Born in Hiroshima.
2012 Graduated from the Graduate School of Arts Research & Crafts at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts.
2012–2016 Worked at Toyama Glass Workshop.
2016: Stayed and worked at Canberra Glassworks (Australia)

56th Japan Crafts Exhibition; U35 Award (2017)
4th Contemporary Glass Exhibition in Sanyo-Onoda; Mayor's Award (2009)

INFORMATION

Takeyoshi Mitsui
Solo

20, Mar, 2021 sat - 4, Apr, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:Tuesday
Meet the artist: 20, Mar, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

24, Apr - 26, Apr crossing selection (Group show)
15, May -30, May    Mamoru Fukui (Wood)
19, Jun - 4, Jul    Yoko Ichikawa (Luquered Leather)

Yoichi Shiraishi

The Beautiful Errors

2021.02.20 Sat ー 03.07 Sun

Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021

Japanese ceramic artist, Yoichi Shiraishi’s works are made by first pulverizing non-purified blocks of soil called natural clay, then reconstituting them as artificially molded grains of clay. This form of ceramic art which involves almost no direct contact with the clay in the fabrication process appears to be an experiment to visualize “The Beautiful Errors”. The grains of clay stacked up self-destruct as they are fired in a kiln at over 1,000℃. The soil starts to express different colors as the kiln fire changes the properties of the impurities in the soil. The liquid porcelain-soil forms wrinkles and cracks. Although this is common knowledge in the field of pottery, He inspects them on a microscopic scale and with an almost manic aesthetic sense, trimming them into geometrical solid. These his works that seek to create aesthetics from accidentalism is often dismissed as trimming down natural phenomenon, but it is analogous to the artificial look of textures on some dilapidated or collapsed buildings, and the nature of works is in its inorganic nature. The act of programming the behavior of the grains of soil constricted by a plaster mold in search of microscopic beauty. This piece of art is born out of the limbo of the clay going back and forth between controlled and un-controlled, and finally becoming a ceramic art that looks as if it was molded with intent. Look closely and observe the grains of sand with your eyes. Each grain of sand is unique in its own way, but together they look like a smart and inorganic construct when seen from afar. “The Beautiful Errors”—We hope that you can resonate with the joy of sharing the artist’s microscopic perspective of aesthetics.

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Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021
Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021
Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021
Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021
Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021

PROFILE

Yoichi Shiraishi
Born in Fukuoka prefecture in 1981. In 2010, he completed his studies at the Tajimi City Pottery Design and Tecnical Center. He is now based in Mizunami, Gifu.

INFORMATION

Yoichi Shiraishi
The Beautiful Errors

20, Feb, 2021 sat - 7, Mar, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist: 20, Feb, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

20, Mar - 4, Apr    Takeyoshi Mitsutake (Glass)
24, Apr - 26, Apr crossing selection (Group show)
15, May -3o, May    Mamoru Fukui (Wood)

Akiko Hayashi

Garden

2021.01.09 Sat ー 01.24 Sun

Akiko Hayashi "Garden" Vases 2021

The fresh and vibrant sensation of clear glass filled with water. These flower vases, designed to be most alluring when filled with water and brought to life with plants, can bring a beautiful “inner garden” to a space by arranging shapes of differing sizes. Akiko Hayashi handles every step of the glass-making process, from designing to manufacturing, on her own at her glassworks studio in Gifu prefecture. Her designs exude an industrial atmosphere for their simplicity and minimalism, and are made with careful attention to detail and a high level of skill. “Qualia,” which is also the name of her studio, is a term in cognitive psychology denoting “qualities” as felt by the mind, and the quality of that “just right feeling” she aims for can best be felt by actually holding her works and using them in day-to-day life.

Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

Akiko Hayashi "vases" 2021
Akiko Hayashi "vases" 2021
Akiko Hayashi "Lens"
Akiko Hayashi "Pendant light Circle"
Akiko Hayashi "Pendant light Triangle"

PROFILE

Akiko Hayashi
Akiko Hayashi worked in Asahi Glass and fresco studio in Osaka, She produced a own glass studio "qualia-glass works" in Minokamo city, Gifu Prefecture, in 2010. These peaceful looking glass items were made with the glass-blowing method. These beautiful fixtures born from reliable skills fostered through practice and a delicate aesthetic will harmonizw with your living space and bring a beautiful feeling of translucency to your life.

INFORMATION

Akiko Hayashi
Garden

9, Jan, 2021 sat - 24, Jan, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist: 9, Jan, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

20, Feb - 7, Mar    Yoichi Shiraishi (Ceramic)
20, Mar - 4, Apr    Takeyoshi Mitsutake (Glass)
15, May -3o, May    Mamoru Fukui (Wood)