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Kohyama Yasuhisa - Angled upswept, sculptural form; titled, Kaze (Wind) - Artworks - Joan B Mirviss LTD | Japanese Fine Art | Japanese Ceramics

Angled upswept, sculptural form; titled, Kaze (Wind)
Unglazed Shigaraki stoneware
17 x 17 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.
$ 16,000

This spectacular sculptural vessel titled, Kaze (Wind), by Kohyama Yasuhisa is a marvel when viewed from all directions. Built upon a narrow base, the flying 'wings' lend the granite-like sculpture a floating, weightless appearance. Contrasting smooth and rough hewn textures are juxtaposed on slightly faceted sides that are noticeable as the light shifts across the dynamic surfaces.

A similar artwork by Kohyama graces the exhibition catalogue cover of Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century (MFA, Boston, 2005-06) from the Norths' collection.

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