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Shingo MURAMOTO Lacquer Art Solo Exhibition 24.3 - 23.4.2023

Curated and presented by The Gallery by SOIL

In collaboration with Sokyo Gallery



 



Shingo MURAMOTO


Shingo Muramoto is a Japanese artist born in Ishikawa in 1970, who currently lives and works in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. He earned his MFA from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1997. While lacquer works are typically solid, Muramoto seeks to create light forms conveying fluidity and movement. He has developed a technique of stretching fabric over bowed twigs to achieve this. Muramoto is also fascinated by the coexistence of nature, such as the relationship between insects and plants. He believes that each material used in his work is important and that the forms evolve from their relationship. For example, the bowed twigs create movement, the fabric stretched over them creates a curved surface, and the lacquer coating finalizes the forms. His goal is to create exciting forms through the relationships between these three components. Muramoto has been recognized for his work, receiving the 2017 Craft Association President's Award at the 73rd Kanazawa Craft Exhibition and the 2018 Hokkoku Shimbun President's Award at the 74th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition in Ishikawa. The most recent one was the Jurors' Special Prize - Nagatoshi OHNISHI Prize, The Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition 2020, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan. His artworks are in the permanent collection of prestigious museums such as Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA., Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA., Design Centre Ishikawa, Japan., Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo, Japan., Mishima Tisha Shrine, Shizuoka, Japan., Donghu Shan Art Museum, Wuhan, China., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.


村本真吾

村本真吾於1970年日本石川縣出生,在金澤市生活和工作,於1997年在東京藝術大學獲得碩士學位。


漆器的外觀一般看來牢固而沈重,村本真吾卻希望創造出輕巧並看起來能隨風而動的形態。為了表現這種感覺,他開發了一種在弓形樹枝上拉伸織物的技術。


村本真吾對自然界中的共生關係非常感興趣,例如昆蟲與植物之間的關係。這使他想起了每種材料在他的作品中發揮的重要性。每種形態的形成都是從不同材料之間的關係演變而來的,例如彎曲的樹枝會表現出生動的型態 ;以織物在樹枝上拉伸形成弧度;再在表面塗上清漆,最終定型。這是他的目標:「從三種物料之間的關係來製作出有趣的形式。」


村本真吾的作品獲得了認可,他曾參與2017年第73屆金澤市工藝展並獲得工藝協會會長賞,再於2018年第74屆金澤市工藝展獲北國新聞社會長賞。最近一項是2020於日本石川縣金澤市舉行的石川2023國際漆藝展中,獲得了評審員特別獎。


村本真吾的作品更被多個享負盛名的博物館永久收藏,如美國費城藝術博物館、美國明尼阿波利斯藝術學院、日本石川設計中心、金澤卯辰山工藝工房、靜岡三嵨大社、中國武漢東湖杉美術館及英國倫敦V&A博物館。



 

Shingo MURAMOTO

Natural lacquer, bamboo, linen, Japanese paper, nylon fabric, gold leaf and charcoal powder

H430mm x W400mm x D170mm

2023


Shingo MURAMOTO

Natural lacquer, bamboo, linen, Japanese paper, nylon fabric and charcoal powder

H470mm x W370mm x D280mm

2023

Shingo MURAMOTO

Natural lacquer, bamboo, linen, Japanese paper, nylon fabric and charcoal powder

H410mm x W530mm x D320mm

2023


 


 

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