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Sugitani Keizo Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture Silent Shadow

Sugitani Keizo Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture Silent Shadow

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A large Silent Shadows Series Sculpture by Sugitani Keizo in his signature oxidized copper green glaze. It is 46.5 x 27.5 x 14.5 cm (18-1/4 x 11 x 5-3/4 inches) and is in excellent condition , directly from the artist this summer. It is signed on the base Sugitani Keizo 210909 and comes with an artists certificate as well. The price includes an artist signed wooden box.
Although imbued with the rustic sheen of metal, Sugitani’s works are in fact creations in Shigaraki clay that are hand-built into interlocking forms that are almost Escher-esque in their simple complexity. After blending a base white clay, the artist begins the rigorous process of hand-coiling his sculptures into the forms in his mind’s eye. After carving and smoothening the surfaces, the artist bisque-fires the work. Sugitani applies an original glaze that is rich in copper, and after a main firing in his gas-kiln, imbues his works with the distinctive patina of rusted metal. (Ceramics Now Magazine).
Sugitani Keizo was born in Osaka in 1959. In 1982 he graduated the Ceramic Art Institute of the Tekisui Museum of Art. He has selected for a number of group exhibitions including the International Ceramics Competition Mino and the Asahi Art exhibition, where he has been awarded. He has been exhibited at some of Japns top galleries as well as London, Art Miami, Maastricht, New York, Taipei and Shanghai among others.