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Shingo Muramoto


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Muramoto has been challenging himself to create forms that express simultaneously, a sense both of lightness and tension. Normally works of lacquer seem to be very solid, but he wants to create forms that are light and that might be moved by the wind. He is very interested in coexistence in nature, like the relationship between insects and plants. This reminds him the importance of each different material in his work. The bowed twigs create movement; then the fabric stretched over them creates the curved surface and the Urushi lacquer coated on the surface finalizes the forms. This is his goal: to make interesting forms through the relationship of each of three components. For him to make use of the unique character of the material is more important than self expression. He always thinks about the unique quality of Urushi and how to maximize its beauty.