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10/14/2014 | FUKAMI Sueharu Platter ( Seascape)

Many Shades of Celadon
  

FUKAMI Sueharu

 

This, one of a kind, elegant large piece by Fukami Sueharu, arguably Japan's most popular ceramic artist, beautifully utilizes the pure bluish-white celadon that is his signature color.

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The delicate ceramic piece balances perfectly on three small wooden pedestals, seemingly defying gravity and giving the feeling of floating. This weightlessness is accentuated by a slight uplift where the central crease meets the edge of the piece, as if the work is on the edge of flight.

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The purity of Fukami's impeccable surface is a source of great pride for the artist, one that he feels conveys a sense of transcendent elegance. This piece resembles the form of a lily pad leaf, evoking the peaceful contemplation one finds beside a quiet pond. Fukami's beautiful pale blue celadon ceramics, inspired by Chinese Song Dynasty porcelain, are widely collected and are represented in many museum collections. 

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Platter "Seascape"

H2.4x Dia22.2 inches        

with signed wood box 

Our exhibition coincides with the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo's Celadon Now: Techniques and Beauty Handed Down from Southern Song to Today, where many of our favorite artists' great works can be viewed

C.S. Jiang