The Resonance Between Form and Color II

Ceramic Art of Morino Hiroaki Taimei

November 10 – December 16, 2016

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-10; Semi-spherical vase with raised columnar neck with undulating band in turquoise over black with gold textured patterning 

2015

Glazed stoneware

13 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 9 in.

Inv# 9901

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-16; Persimmon iron-glazed rounded flattened vessel with raised mouth and key patterning in red on greenish black and green dotted patterning

2016

Glazed stoneware

12 3/4 x 10 x 6 1/2 in.

Inv# 9907

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-11; Striped flattened square vase with winged base and five spherical ears, decorated in light blue on dark blue bands with green dots

2016

Glazed stoneware

11 1/8 x 11 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.

Inv# 9902

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, vessel with key patterning, glazed stoneware, 2016, Japanese pottery, Japanese ceramics, Japanese contemporary sculpture, Japanese contemporary pottery, Japanese sculpture, Japanese contemporary ceramics, Japanese artist

Flattened, round vessel with conical top and black and red iron-glazed design

2007

Glazed stoneware

6 1/4 x 13 x 12 in.

Inv# 5350

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-15; Dark iron-oxide-glazed (eggplant purple) vessel with winged base and three spherical ears, decorated with banded patterning in greenish silver and chartreuse dots 

2014

Glazed stoneware

8 1/4 x 9 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.

Inv# 9906

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, glazed stoneware, 2016, Japanese pottery, Japanese ceramics, Japanese contemporary sculpture, Japanese contemporary pottery, Japanese sculpture, Japanese contemporary ceramics, Japanese artist

Columnar black-glazed mizusashi (water jar) with red undulating bands and spotted patterning, and recessed matching ceramic lid with looped handle

2016

Glazed stoneware

6 x 6 1/8 in.

Inv# 9723

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-17; Black screen-like sculpture with silver calligraphic decoration and central rectangular perforation framed with semi-circles in silver and red

2016

Glazed stoneware with wooden base

21 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.; 24 x 18 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (incl. wooden base)

Inv# 9908

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-14; Rounded, flattened, square vase with winged base and three spherical ears, decorated with arc patterning in bright blue on black and dotted green patterning

2016

Glazed stoneware

6 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.

Inv# 9905

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-12; Rectangular standing textured, red screen-like sculpture with central square perforation inset with curved arches in green and silver and four corners in black

2016

Glazed stoneware

22 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (incl. wooden base)

Inv# 9903

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

Blue and Green-glazed Flower Vessel with Ears; Blue and black-glazed, columnar vessel with wave patterning, spotted chartreuse accents and three protruding hooks with slanted foot

2015

Glazed stoneware

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 6 in.

Inv# 9316

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-8; Flattened ovoid, square vase with protruding feet and two  loop-handles decorated with undulating banding in alternating gray, platinum and black glazes 

2016

Glazed stoneware

11 1/2 x 11 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.

Inv# 9899

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-13; Persimmon iron-glazed, rounded square vase with winged base and three spherical ears, decorated in circular and slashed patterning in black on red

2015

Glazed stoneware

8 3/8 x 8 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.

Inv# 9904

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, vessel with key patterning, glazed stoneware, 2016, Japanese pottery, Japanese ceramics, Japanese contemporary sculpture, Japanese contemporary pottery, Japanese sculpture, Japanese contemporary ceramics, Japanese artist

Low, ovoid bowl with wave-patterned silver glaze and white, blue and gold glazed interior

1982

Glazed stoneware

4 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 14 in.

Inv# 7174

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-9; Square flattened vessel with slanted shoulder and ovoid mouth, decorated in vertical, undulating linear patterning in gold and turquoise on black. 

2014

Glazed stoneware

15 1/4 x 11 1/8 x 5 3/4 in.

Inv# 9900

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-7; Ovoid, flattened blue vase, decorated in linear wave patterning in black, green and silver and green overglaze dots

2016

Glazed stoneware

11 x 10 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.

Inv# 9898

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

Black Rust Vase; Eared vessel with abstract design in red and blackish-green glazes

1987

Glazed stoneware

7 1/4 x 8 in.

Inv# 9832

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-6; Rectangular vase with conical shoulder, decorated in blue on blue key-patterning with green overglaze dots 

2016

Glazed stoneware

11 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.

Inv# 9897

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, red, black, flat, ears, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-3; Curvilinear patterned flattened square vase with three spherical ears, decorated in slashed patterning in red over black with dotted patterning in green

2016

Glazed stoneware

9 5/8 x 10 1/4 x 3 in.

Inv# 9894

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-5; Ovoid vase with conical collar, decorated in blue and ochre over black wave patterning with green overglaze

2014

Glazed stoneware

13 x 12 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.

Inv# 9896

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-2; triple lobed vessel with linear patterning in red over black with dots of green 

2015

Glazed stoneware

11 x 6 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.

Inv# 9893

Morino Hiroaki Taimei, contemporary Japanese ceramics, contemporary potter, Japanese clay art, Japanese artist, glazed stoneware, sculpture, object

WORK 16-4; Triple lobed, slightly flattened sculptural vase, decorated with a band of circles with key patterning in rich blue over black with dots in green chartreuse

2016

Glazed stoneware

11 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 6 3/8 in.

Inv# 9895

Press Release

THE RESONANCE BETWEEN FORM AND COLOR II: Ceramic Art of Morino Hiroaki Taimei

November 10 – December 16, 2016

Joan B Mirviss LTD at The Salon Art + Design

It is a special honor to announce the opening of The Resonance Between Form and Color II: Ceramic Art of Morino Hiroaki Taimei at The Salon Art + Design. Widely celebrated for his ability to create elegant and original forms, Morino Hiroaki Taimei (b. 1934) returns after more than ten years since his first highly successful solo exhibition with Joan B Mirviss LTD to present richly colored vessels and sculptures that explore the boundaries of ceramic art. Although based in utility, the stunning vessels featured in this show are equally strong as non-functional works. They transcend their traditional purpose into the realm of avant-garde with features such as extended conical tops, spherical ears and winged bases. Similarly, Morino’s innovative slab-built sculptures are riddled with pipe-like appendages that arch in and around central perforations. Using these cutouts, he incorporates the concept of ma into his artworks, a conscious use of negative space that communicates with its viewer. In both types of work, Morino applies contrasting matte-colored glazes, often highlighted in subdued tones of silver. His signature undulating waves, playful circles and linear motifs are the final touches that seamlessly blend his polychrome hues with modern, geometric forms.

Morino began his eminent career in ceramics at Kyoto City University of Arts, where he had the fortuitous opportunity to study under Living National Treasures Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963) and Fujimoto Yoshimichi (Nōdō) (1919-1992). Their emphasis on decorative styles played a formative role in Morino’s distinctive use of abstract patterning. In the mid-1960s, he also spent several years as an instructor in the art department at the University of Chicago, exposing him to unique, Chicago-style artistic trends. His Kyoto sensibilities were consequently enhanced with subtle international flavors that have captured the attention of collectors and curators worldwide.

Morino has received countless prestigious awards and his ceramics have been featured in over 150 exhibitions worldwide over multiple decades. More than 60 prominent museums spanning four continents feature his works in their permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; National Museums of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo; and Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Joan B Mirviss is the leading western dealer in the field of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics, and from her New York gallery on Madison Avenue, Joan B Mirviss LTD exclusively represents top Japanese clay artists. As a widely published and highly respected specialist in her field for over thirty-five years, Mirviss has advised and built collections for many museums, major private collectors, and corporations. The Resonance Between Form and Color II: The Ceramic Art of Morino Hiroaki Taimei will first be shown at The Salon: Art + Design (November 10-14) and thereafter at Joan B Mirviss LTD (Nov.15 - Dec.16).

For more information or to request high-resolution images, please call 212-799-4021 or email director@mirviss.com.