Japanese artist Toru Kurakawa sculpts his large, seemingly implausible liquid and biological forms transforming lumps of clay into works reminiscent of honeycomb, wasps nests, coral and stalactites. Each like an exoskeleton or artifact unearthed during the excavation of a highly intelligent, perhaps even extraterrestrial, civilization.
Featured image: Black Mountain, 2015, Ceramic, 39.3 x 31.4 x 39.3 inches
His latest exhibition The Savage Math featured at Sokyo Gallery (Kytoto, January 6 – 28, 2017) featured his transdimensional ostial works.
Kurakawa’s work has been featured in several group and solo exhibition in Japan and Taiwan. In 2007, He received the Associate Grand Prix at the Kobe Biennale contemporary ceramic art competition and the Grand Prix at the Tyouza contemporary ceramic art Biennale.
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