Mulan Gallery, in collaboration with Japan Creative Centre (JCC) of Singapore and Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo, presents Kei – Memories in Clay, a solo exhibition showcasing 12 new sculptures in clay by celebrated artist Ken Mihara of Izumo, Japan. This exhibition commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations (SJ50), and will mark the culmination of Mihara’s celebrated artistic series Kei (Mindscape).
Ken Mihara (b. 1958) is the most sought-after ceramic sculptor in today’s Japan. Having received the highly coveted Japan Ceramic Society Award in 2007, the artist’s works have been collected by nearly 40 museums around the world, and his works are testament to the austere, minimal and rugged beauty of Japan.
Mihara’s works are high-fired stoneware, and the artist uses clay taken from the hills of his home in Izumo. Formed through clay coils, and further shaped with his hands, Mihara’s solemn sculptures are fired up to three times in a gas kiln using variations of extreme reduction and oxidation, thereby creating the austere and poetic landscapes of his clay surfaces. Mihara’s deeply spiritual, minimal works poignantly strike at the heart.
Venue: Mulan Gallery, #01-07 (off Loke Yew Street), Singapore 179934
When: 3 Sep - 15 Oct 2016,
By: Mulan Gallery