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Shigekazu Nagae

Forms that Entwine – Shigekazu Nagae

Thu, 13th September - Sat, 22nd September, 2018

11am - 6pm, closed Sun/Mon, final day closes at 4 pm

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Forms that Entwine - Shigekazu Nagae

Introduced to Japan in the 19th century, slip-casting was essential to the mass-production of utilitarian vessels for everyday use. Warped or bent bowls and plates were perceived as defective and were immediately discarded, unable to be used or sold. Shigekazu Nagae of Seto witnessed this firsthand as a child, seeing his grandfather and father at the family kiln destroy these kiln failures without hesitation. Yet the curious Nagae questioned: why can’t slip-casting be used to create unique and individual works of contemporary art? Can’t one manipulate the intensity of the kiln fires to intentionally warp, shape and curve porcelain into forms previously unfathomable? Indeed, through strides in both innovation and experimentation, Shigekazu Nagae has played a key role in elevating the technique of slip-casting to the avant-garde, and is widely regarded as a leading figure in abstract porcelain, creating his seductive silhouettes by suspending basic geometric shapes in his kiln and literally bending his porcelain by fire and gravity into fluid, natural forms. Yufuku proudly announces the debut exhibition of Nagae’s new series “Forms that Entwine”, wherein we find the artist further pushing the boundaries of verticality and abstraction.
Wahei Aoyama, Yufuku Gallery

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