Kino Satoshi – Oroshi 16-46

16 000,00

Satoshi Kino
born in 1987
Celadon glazed porcelain
H. 32,5 cm

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Born in 1987, Kino Satoshi began creating ceramics as a teenager. Within ten years, he had his first solo exhibition at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramic Museum in Taiwan.

Fascinated by the potential of fired porcelain to turn into stone when polished, Kino chose to focus on it. His sculptures resemble long, undulating ribbons of celadon glazed porcelain. First throwing a spherical strip onto the wheel, rather than molding it, Kino then divides this tapered strip into segments. Using the centrifugal force of the wheel, he manually transforms these thin, attenuated sections into flowing works of art. After drying, he carefully sands the entire work before firing the cookie. Then, before the final firing, he applies a translucent bluish-white glaze (seihakuji) using a compressor before firing in a reducing atmosphere.

For many of his works, Kino draws on Japanese words used to describe the natural world. For example, “oroshi” is the Japanese term for a strong wind blowing down a mountain slope; the delicate edges of his sculptures evoke the violence of the wind, and the celadon blue glaze represents the cold on the skin. By combining the use of porcelain as a medium, the challenge of using the potter’s wheel, and the meaning of eloquent words, Kino’s work conveys a distinctive narrative.


Personnal and collective exhibitions :

2021 :
« HANDS & EARTH: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics », Katonah Museum of Art, New York, USA

2020 :
« Quiet Tension », Joan B Mirviss LTD, New York, USA

2019 :
« KINO Satoshi Solo Exhibition », Pottery Perception Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2018 :
« Takashimaya » Art Gallery of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japon

2017 :
National Taiwan University Library, Taipei, Taiwan

2016 :
Gallery Kocyukyo, Tokyo, Japon

2014 :
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan

2013 :
Art Gallery of Kyoto Takashimaya, Kyoto, Japon

Presence in the permanent collections of museums

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
Museum of Ceramics, Hyogo, Japan
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan
International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
Museum of Marratxí, Majorca, Spain
National Museum of Slovenia
Newark Museum, USA