Yoshikawa Masamichi

Structured Elegance

December 9, 2009 – February 12, 2010

Kayô - Rectangular ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with blue-white seihakuji glaze (Inv# 6247)
Glazed Porcelain
15 x 18 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches
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Kayô - Rectangular ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with blue-white seihakuji glaze (Inv# 6247)
Glazed Porcelain
15 x 18 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches
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Kayô - Long Rectangular ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with blue-white seihakuji glaze (Inv# 6252)
Glazed Porcelain
9 5/8 X 8 1/4 X 25 1/4 inches

Kayô - Cube shaped ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with blue-white seihakuji glaze (Inv# 6255)
Glazed Porcelain
10 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 inches
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Kayô - Cube shaped ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with blue-white seihakuji glaze (Inv# 6255)
Glazed Porcelain
10 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 inches
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Kayô - Cube shaped ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with blue-white seihakuji glaze (Inv# 6254)
Glazed Porcelain
11 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 9 inches

Kayô - Cube shaped ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with blue-white seihakuji glaze with design on side (Inv# 6251)
Glazed Porcelain
8 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches

Omotabachi - round bowl-like vessel with a ridge (Inv# 6253)
Glazed Porcelain
6 3/8 x 18 1/8 inches

Ban - Rectangular plaque (Inv# 6256)
Glazed Porcelain
2 x 29 1/8 x 9 inches

Ban - Footed plaque (Inv# 6257)
Glazed Porcelain
2 x 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Ban - Square footed plaque with small checker board design (Inv# 6258)
Glazed Porcelain
2 x 7 1/8 inches

Ban - Square footed plaque with large checker board design (Inv# 6259)
Glazed Porcelain
1 3/4 x 6 inches

Grouping of smaller wares

Tea pot (Inv# 6260)
Glazed Porcelain
5 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Tea pot (Inv# 6261)
Glazed Porcelain
4 x 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches

Tea Bowl (Inv# 6264)
Glazed Porcelain
4 x 3 3/4 inches

Tokkuri - Sake flask (Inv# 6263)
Glazed Porcelain
7 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches

Guinomi sake cup (Inv# 6266)
Porcelain
4 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches

Press Release

Based in Tokoname, a region rich in ceramic history, the internationally celebrated artist Yoshikawa Masamichi (b. 1946) draws inspiration from ancient Chinese ceramic forms and glazes. Working in porcelain, he creates strikingly modern reinterpretations of these structures and covers them in dripping seihakuji (blue-white) glaze. His functional material is artfully painted with fanciful abstract designs in sometsuke (cobalt blue underglaze).