Jun Matsumura – Dissection of Awe
Jun Matsumura, B. 1986
12.4 cm x 59.8 cm x 13.9 cm
Born in Chiba Prefecture, a suburb of Tokyo, in 1986, he graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2010, as well as the Tajimi Municipal Ceramic Research Center in 2015, and then the Utatsuyama Research Center in Kanazawa, which he left in 2018. His transcendent and innovative creations made the heart of the ceramic world beat faster. In fact, he was awarded at the Tradition and Innovation-Japanese Ceramics Now exhibition as well as at the 3rd KOGEI Triennial in Kanazawa. It was also presented at TEFAF in Maastricht, Art Fair Tokyo in 2018, Art Collect in London and Art Kyoto in 2019.
In 2021, he will be awarded at the 12th Mino International Competition.
The above sculpture “Dissection of Awe” was exhibited at Paramita Museum in June 2021, one of the most famous ceramic exhibitions in Japan. As an artist who grew up with Japanese philosophy and its subcultures, he creates works based on the practice of Kogei (traditional Japanese arts and crafts) and uses porcelain as a medium to reflect on the delicacy of modern culture, prompting the audience to think about current issues in society and their underlying consequences. The form of this sculpture with its sharp contours almost reaches the realm of architecture and reaches an ambiguous line between function and non-function.
Personal or group exhibitions
“Vessel or Not?”, Sokyo Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Bronze award, “12th International Ceramics Competition”, Mino, Japan
“Bunkindo, Gifu, Japan Chato”, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Kasama, Ibaraki, Japan
“The Future of Ceramic Art, the Unseen Beyond the Horizon”, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Tamba Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan
“BLUE or WHITE? – Celadon, White Porcelain, and Bluish-White Porcelain”, Ceramic Art Museum, Kasama, Ibaraki, Japan
Art Collect, London, England
Art Kyoto, Japan
TEFAF Maastricht, The Netherlands
Art Fair Tokyo, Japan
“Kanazawa Contemporary Kogei Exhibition”, Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan