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I was attracted by the mysterious aesthetics reflected in the most beautiful and mysterious tea bowl in the history of ceramics in the world (called “Yohentenmoku / 曜変天目”).

I found the breathtaking beauty of the "universe" in the scenery within the curvy tea bowl and this experience drove me to somehow express this impression in the flat world. After expressing it on canvas at first, I attempted it on copperplate this time – this is how "Tenmoku" was born.

The work is based on the viscosity printing (Hayter method) invented by S.W. Hayter, the founder of Atelier 17, an experimental print studio in Paris that pioneered the art world in the last century.

This work has been featured/exhibited as below:

  • Featured on Asahi Shimbun (Hyogo Prefecture edition), February 2020
  • Exhibited at KANDAI MERISE (Umeda, Osaka) in August, 2020.

世界の陶芸史上でも最も美しく、そして最大の謎に包まれた幻の茶碗 (曜変天目)に映し出された神秘的な美しさに惹かれました。

茶碗の景色に息を飲むような美しさ「宇宙」を観ました。 この感動を何とかして平面の世界で表現してみたい衝動に駆られ制作しました。

当初はキャンバスで表現しましたが、今回銅版画で試みてみました。前世紀世界をリードしたパリの実験的版画工房アトリエ17の創始者S.W,ヘイターが考案した一版多色刷り(ヘイター法)による作品です。

■ 2020年2月 朝日新聞(兵庫県版)掲載
■ 2020年8月  KANDAI MERISE(大阪梅田) 展示

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Although I was previously a realistic landscape painter, a meeting with a printmaker shifted me to abstract art.

The printmaker is Hector Saunier, successor to S. W. Hayter - a painter and printmaker who created the viscosity printing technique and collaborated with Picasso and Miró at his copperplate printing studio "Atelier 17" in Paris.

I happened to know Saunier visited Japan for his solo exhibition in Osaka and was fascinated by his works. This drove me to approach him with a feeling as if I were about to jump off the stage of Kiyomizu Temple.

"I will give a demonstration in Nishinomiya, would you come and see it?", said Saunier and translated by his wife. She had been previously an assistant to Hayter in Paris, and was going to establish the Japan branch in Nishinomiya, Hyogo – this is how I started to be involved in their studio. This series consists of the copperplate prints inspired by the viscosity printing (Hayter method) that I created at Atelier Contrepointe Japon.

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I was attracted by the mysterious aesthetics reflected in the most beautiful and mysterious tea bowl in the history of ceramics in the world (called “Yohentenmoku / 曜変天目”).

I found the breathtaking beauty of the "universe" in the scenery within the curvy tea bowl and this experience drove me to somehow express this impression in the flat world. After expressing it on canvas at first, I attempted it on copperplate this time – this is how "Tenmoku" was born.

The work is based on the viscosity printing (Hayter method) invented by S.W. Hayter, the founder of Atelier 17, an experimental print studio in Paris that pioneered the art world in the last century.

This work has been featured/exhibited as below:

  • Featured on Asahi Shimbun (Hyogo Prefecture edition), February 2020
  • Exhibited at KANDAI MERISE (Umeda, Osaka) in August, 2020.

世界の陶芸史上でも最も美しく、そして最大の謎に包まれた幻の茶碗 (曜変天目)に映し出された神秘的な美しさに惹かれました。

茶碗の景色に息を飲むような美しさ「宇宙」を観ました。 この感動を何とかして平面の世界で表現してみたい衝動に駆られ制作しました。

当初はキャンバスで表現しましたが、今回銅版画で試みてみました。前世紀世界をリードしたパリの実験的版画工房アトリエ17の創始者S.W,ヘイターが考案した一版多色刷り(ヘイター法)による作品です。

■ 2020年2月 朝日新聞(兵庫県版)掲載
■ 2020年8月  KANDAI MERISE(大阪梅田) 展示

Akihiro_369 collection image

Although I was previously a realistic landscape painter, a meeting with a printmaker shifted me to abstract art.

The printmaker is Hector Saunier, successor to S. W. Hayter - a painter and printmaker who created the viscosity printing technique and collaborated with Picasso and Miró at his copperplate printing studio "Atelier 17" in Paris.

I happened to know Saunier visited Japan for his solo exhibition in Osaka and was fascinated by his works. This drove me to approach him with a feeling as if I were about to jump off the stage of Kiyomizu Temple.

"I will give a demonstration in Nishinomiya, would you come and see it?", said Saunier and translated by his wife. She had been previously an assistant to Hayter in Paris, and was going to establish the Japan branch in Nishinomiya, Hyogo – this is how I started to be involved in their studio. This series consists of the copperplate prints inspired by the viscosity printing (Hayter method) that I created at Atelier Contrepointe Japon.

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