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Swimming with Wind

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1800 EUR

Reference

7af3cce8

Year

2017

Medium

Sculpture

Size

47 x 16 x 5 cm
18.50 x 6 x 1.97 in

Price

1800,00 €

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  • About the work

This artwork is made with urushi lacquer and maple wood. 

Murata' silhouette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCRNM2CA39s&frags=pl%2Cwn


About the Artist

1977 , Japan

Murata Yoshihiko’s work relies heavily on the external play of light that creates silhouettes which continue his forms and flow indistinguishably from the sculptural pieces themselves. This engaging illusion teases one’s perception of where the black lacquer ends and the shadow begins.
Like his slender anthropomorphic forms, his occasional use of the contrasting brilliance of mother-of-pearl reflects his early fascination with the exquisite hair ornaments once worn by Oiran, the high ranking goddesses of Japan’s traditional entertainment world.  As a student, he was exposed to images of these courtesans whose extravagant attire and richly ornamented hair styles had captured the imaginations of most artists of Ukiyoe, wood block prints of the Floating World.
In his subsequent effort to carve larger pieces from a single block of wood he was challenged to maintain the same beautiful flowing lines as in the smaller works. It was at this point that he realized that many pieces had taken on creature-like aspects.  This resulted in what he describes as his Hair Ornament Creature Series.
After the form is carved and made smooth, he applies more than 20 coats of lacquer, each coat of which is polished, requiring several months to complete a single piece. It was his satisfactory mastery of lacquering that led him to develop his recent lyrical Silhouette Series whose lines twist and turn, swell and fade, like the sounds from a musical instrument.

 

Yoshiko Murata Silhouette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCRNM2CA39s&frags=pl%2Cwn


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ESH Gallery represents international artists whose artworks engage the conception of space and natural elements. Emphasizing on contemporary ceramics, metalwork, glass and organic materials. ESH’s artists, exercise on traditional techniques, driving toward the fuzzy boundaries between art and design, envisaging new ways of imagination and aesthetics. The...

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