Mi piace molto questa nuova tendenza che re-interpreta i bellissimi smalti tradizionali, come il celadon, decorandoli in maniera molto libera e prettamente contemporanea, con sbavatura sapientemente volute e immagini che si fondono nella forma. La Plinth Gallery, galleria specializzata in ceramica contemporanea di Denver, celebra ancora una volta gli artisti giapponesi con una mostra dedicata alla bravissima Yoko Sekino-Bove.
La galleria ospiterà il 2 Aprile un workshop con l'artista...peccato essere lontani.
Una parte degli incassi sarà devoluta alla Mashiko Pottery Foundation
3520 Brighton Blvd
Denver CO 80216
I am extremely taken by the new wave of Asian ceramics. The idea of re-interpreting the traditionally beautiful glazes with free hand decorations is incredibly succesfull. Images melt into the object, color drips cleverly on the form creating a very intriguing an misterious 'new past'.
Yoko Sekino-Bove is part of this new sensibility, like Steven Young Lee.
Yoko Sekino-Bové was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan, with a Bachelor of Art degree in graphic design before moving to the United States. She worked as a commercial graphic designer in Los Angeles before her passion on Ceramic art took her to a new path.
Yoko uses botanical imagery as a means of expressing her emotions, insights and fancies. The quiet gestures of the imagery, paired with the traditional and technically beautiful forms in porcelain, translate into inspiring vessels. Her specialty is detailed underglaze decoration and her forms have been developed primarily for practical usage but also to challenge the users to exercise their imagination. Form and the surface design entwine to create a story, yet it is the function that establishes the identity. When a ceramic work is made, it is three-dimensional; it should be experienced from every angle, touched and used by human hands. Yoko's functional ceramic work invites people to engage in an intimate relationship beyond that function through usage.
A portion of all Gallery sales made during Yoko Sekino-Bove's exhibition in April will be donated to the Mashiko Pottery Foundation, to assist ceramic artists in the Mashiko region who have been impacted by the recent disaster in Japan. We extend our sincere appreciation to our Gallery artists who have agreed to participate in this effort, and we thank everyone for your support.
Exhibition opens First Friday, April 1, 6-9pm. Reception with the Artist.