Feb 23 – Feb 29, 2024
Feb 24 – Feb 28, 2024
Feb 24 – Mar 24, 2024
TOKYO FUJI ART MUSEUM
Feb 28 – Mar 4, 2024
A ceramic artist living in Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Mr. Yamamoto is working from his own atelier in nature-rich surroundings where he pursues simplicity or the “beauty of subtraction” as he calls it. His works are recognizable by its sophisticated metal-like texture achieved by a unique glaze which he had created called kuro-yu (deep black glaze).
The artist’s aesthetic sensibilities which resonate with the surrounding nature can be seen in his works. Simple wares that complement foods and flowers have a pleasing presence and a fine balance between tension and familiarity.
Born in Imari, Saga Prefecture, Japan
Graduated from Saga Prefectural Arita Technical Senior High School, Ceramic course
After training in his family kiln named Hojugama, started learning under Mr. Shiro Banura
Opened his own kiln in Takeo, Saga Prefecture
Mainly focused on solo exhibitions
Mainly produce works for professional use, such as restaurants and hotels
First overseas solo exhibition was held in Los Angeles, US