This an album of photographs in Jingdezhen where En Iwamura’s work with its comic edge is posed in an environment that is bleak and not friendly. The result is surprisingly charming, giving off an optimistic vibe against industrial decay.
Iwamura, a rising talent, investigates how he can influence the experience of viewers who occupy space with his installation artworks. He references the Japanese philosophy of Ma. Ma implies meanings of distance, moment, space, relationship, and more. People constantly read and measure different Ma between themselves, and finding the proper or comfortable Ma between people or places can provide a specific relationship at a given moment.
Iwamura was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1988. He grew up in artistic environment (both parents are painters). After a BFA in craft at the Kanazawa College of Art and Craft, he has reached out to international Art world. he considers He considers ceramics to be an the international languages, which flows fluidly across the different cultures, people and countries.
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