A flat, square 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 tokonoma (or on a wall), and was made by the contemporary, Japanese artist Takeuchi Kosou (b.1977). It is part of his rustic, structural pieces emulating building-components. The works made in this style are primarily meant for flower arrangements. Made in 2014. Measurements: 21,5 cm x 21,5 cm x 4 cm circa
Signed and dated 2014. Condition: Perfect.
Takeuchi Kousou, 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.