A long, tube-like vase of high-fired stoneware with a mottled, cratered surface in tones of brown, green and grey for display in the tokunoma made by the new star of contemporary ceramic, the Japanese artist Takeuchi Kozo (b. 1977). It is part of his rustic, structural pieces emulating building-components in ancient civilisation ruins. ( He is captivated by the atmosphere, the charm of ruins ). The works made in this style are primarily meant for flower arrangements. Signed and dated 2014. High 45 cm x 3 x 3 cm. Condition: Perfect.
Takeuchi Kouzo, a graduate of Osaka University of Arts in 2001 Takeuchi has quickly become one of the leading exponents of contemporary ceramic art in Japan with several international exhibitions and commissions to his name. Although he also makes utilitarian pieces, especially cups in delicate, unglazed porcelain, he is essentially an innovator and experimenting artist with a unique and characteristic style.