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Large Contemporary Kumano Kurouemon Echizen Vase
Please refer to our stock # MC053 when inquiring.
Wow, this vase dominates the space, a superb example of the forms of Kumano Kurouemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A large chunk has fused to the side, adding a dimension of volatility to the structure. Random wavering patterns of molten ash and charred encrustations attest to the unpredictability of the flame. It is 36 cm (14 inches) tall, 15 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
A ceramic madman, oil painter and recluse, Kuroemon is as eccentric as his pottery predicts. Born in Fukui prefecture in 1955 Kuroemon was a painter from youth, he began his studies under Fujita Jurouemon in 1976, and moved to study also under Toda Soshiro. Invited to the Soviet Union he spent time there and in Sakhalin in the 80s, returning to Japan to build his own kiln in 1987. He was the feature of a major exhibition in Germany in 2004, but aside from a few small exhibitions held in Japan (which quickly sell out) he remains a humble artist holed up in his mountain hermitage and works by him are not easy to acquire.
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