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The Art of Japanese Metalsmithing by Toru Kaneko 金子透 日本金工美術展 13.1 - 4.2.2024





Jointly Presented by Contemporary Crafts Centre & Keiko Art International


 




Contemporary Crafts Centre and Keiko International Art are proud to showcase new series of metal sculptures and wares of Toru KANEKO in Hong Kong, including his recent unreleased works.






Meet the Artist 作家在廊: Toru KANEKO 金子透

Date & Time: 13.1.2024 (Saturday) 3:30pm-5:30pm

Venue: The Gallery by SOIL

Shop 102, 1/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Language: Japanese (English / Cantonese Interpretation)

Registration is not required. This is a Free-of-Charge event 費用全免


Join us for a preview of his latest creations and interactions with this unique gifted artist!


Exhibition Opening Hours


 

About Toru Kaneko 金子透


Internationally recognized as one of the great artistic talents of the contemporary era, Toru Kaneko  creates masterpieces through a combination of traditional Japanese metalworking techniques and materials.  He creates exotic textures and coloured surfaces, silver plating and oxidizing tin, enamelling metal a brilliant white, playing with lacquer and copper oxide to create rich colours, on shapes that delight viewer’s eyes.     His work in silver in particular is soft, reminiscent of peaking egg whites, shimmering in hand beaten textured surfaces, and delicate to the touch in the masterful way he controls the threatening vacuum between thin sheets of silver. “Metal is full of expressions. As I handle the metal, I discover beauty in these ever changing expressions. Using this as a starting point, I create form.  The form is born from my emotional reaction to metal.   I discover its warmth and tenderness.  I strive to express all of metal’s hues in my work.    My heart sees through the seemingly harsh cold surface of metal to reveal its hidden inner sensuality.    Challenging perceptions of its nature and form, I wish my work to bring the fascination of metal to the widest possible audience,” Toru Kaneko said.


金子透被譽為國際最優秀的當代工藝家之一,他結合日本傳統金屬加工技術和材料,創造傑出的金工作品: 奇異的紋理和富色彩的表面、鍍銀和氧化錫、琺瑯技術製成亮白色的金屬、利用漆和氧化銅創造出層出不窮的效果、以及令人賞心悅目的形狀。 他的銀製品看來尤其柔軟而潔白,手工敲打出來的紋理,閃閃發光,他精湛工藝,薄銀片表現出細膩的觸感。 「金屬對我來說極富魅力。 當處理金屬時,我可從其千變萬化的表現中發現無窮的美態,激發我去構建作品的形狀,這些形狀往往表達了我對金屬情緒上的反應,它的溫暖、溫柔都觸動了我, 我也希望表現出金屬的色調,在看似嚴酷冰冷的金屬表面,揭示出其隱藏的感性,挑戰觀眾對金屬本質和形式固有的認知,我希望我的作品能夠將金屬的魅力感動更多的觀眾。」金子透如是說。





Toru KANEKO was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1962 and graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1988. He established his studio in Chiba in 2013. He has been awarded numerous prizes in Japan including Tansui Prize from The Sato Artcraft Research and Scholarship Foundation, the Japan Crafts Exhibition Prize and the Grand Prix at the Takaoka Craft Competition.  He has exhibited extensively in Japan, Europe, US and Australia. His works have been collected by leading Institutions overseas such as the Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Ulster Museum and the V&A Museum in the UK. 


金子透於1962年在日本東京出生,1988年畢業於東京藝術大學,並於2013年在千葉成立個人工作室 。 他在日本屢獲重要獎項 。 作品曾在日本、歐洲、美國和澳洲展出,更獲多個海外知名美術及國家博物館收藏,如英國Aberdeen Art Gallery、Ulster Museum及V&A Museum。


 



Brooch 3

Toru KANEKO,2023

Copper, 950 silver, Brass, Tin, Gold powder, Stainless steel, Urushi

With signed box

7x4.5x1.6 cm

(#31)



Brooch 14 (2130)

Toru KANEKO,2023

Copper, 950 silver, Brass, Tin, Gold powder, Stainless steel

With signed box

7.9x7.9x2.6 cm

(#33)




Brooch 17

Toru KANEKO,2023

Copper, 950 silver, Brass, Tin, Gold powder, Stainless steel

With signed box

5x5.7x2.1cm

(#34)



Brooch 18

Toru KANEKO,2023

Copper, Brass, Stainless steel, Acrylic

With signed box

7.2x6.8x3.1 cm

(#35)



Brooch 19

Toru KANEKO, 2023

Copper, Brass, Stainless steel, Acrylic

With signed box

6.3x6.3x2 cm

(#36)



Bright blue vessel c

Toru KANEKO, 2023

Copper, patina

18.7 x 8.3 x 35.8cm

(#46)



Dull blue cooper vessel with round pattern 1 (2314)

Toru KANEKO, 2023

Copper, tin, patina

26.5 x 10 x 35.5cm

(#6)



Silver copper vessel with golden circle pattern (2216)

Toru KANEKO, 2023

Copper, tin, brass powder, Urushi

20 x 12 x 49.8cm

(#3)



Silver sake cup with wavy lines

Toru KANEKO, 2023

950 Silver

With signed box

8.8 x 8.8 x 4.5cm

(#26)



Silver square container with lines (2221)

Toru KANEKO, 2023

980 Silver (outside), 950 Silver (inside)

6.4 x 6.4 x 4.1cm

(#48)



 

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