A rectangular vase of high-fired stoneware with a small, slit-like opening for use in flower arrangement / ikebana. It has a mottled, cratered surface in tones of brown, green and grey for display in the tokunoma and was made by the contemporary, Japanese artist Takeuchi Kozo. It is part of his rustic, structural pieces emulating building-components He is captivated by the atmosphere and the charm of ruins. The works made in this style are primarily meant for flower arrangements. It can be placed standing or flat. Made in 2014. L 20,5 cm x 7,2 cm x 7,6 cm circa.
Signed and dated 2013 cm. Condition: Perfect.
Takeuchi Kouzo (b 1976), 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.