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Superb Chawan Tea Bowl by Kumano Kuroemon

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Viscuous charred feldspar clouded with stormy color adorns this superb cascading bowl by Kumano Kuroemon enclosed in the original highly decorated signed wooden box titled Matsuzaka Shino Glaze Chawan. Like the potter himself, this bowl is large and stable, seemingly welded to the floor by its own weight and presence. Despite that the kodai foot is small and delicate, adding creating tension between form and the space around it. A sublime example of this popular artist’s work.
Size, D 14.3 cm H 9.6 cm
Condition, Excellent
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.