Kensuke Fujiyoshi – New Porcelain Sculpture
17th Nov 2022 - 23rd Dec 2022 , Sladmore Mayfair
We are delighted to present an exhibition of new work by Japanese artist Kensuke Fujiyoshi. This new collection of porcelain boxes feature animals from all over the world.
These boxes have exquisite lids, which when lifted, reveal beautifully decorated interiors.
Each porcelain box hand-crafted by Fujiyoshi expresses something new and unique. His wonderfully imaginative combination of creatures and patterns reflect some of the character or habitat of the animal he is sculpting.
The artist lives and works in Fukuoka, Japan and from his studio creates expressive calligraphic drawings and designs rooted in Japanese tradition which translate to his porcelain sculptures.
Fujiyoshi writes “For me, making art is about filling in the gap between the world of reality that you see before your eyes and the world of fantasy inside your head.
My creativity finds its source both in the familiar beauty of nature experienced in everyday life, and in the beauty possessed by traditional objects. Pottery is something fragile. But if handled carefully it can last hundreds of years. My aim is to make things that will be loved a thousand years from now.”
Click here to see the full pdf catalogue of the exhibition.
Exhibition: 17th November to 23rd December 2022
32 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6NW.
T. 020 7499 0365
Monday to Thursday – 10-6
Friday – 10-5
The artist will give a demonstration of his calligraphic drawing at the gallery on 17th November 2022 from midday.
About The Artist
Kensuke Fujiyoshi produces traditional Japanese porcelain tableware, as well as his own special brand of miniature figurines, sculptures and boxes in fine porcelain.
His artwork is based on the inherited Japanese culture of traditional handicrafts known as Hizen-touji, the traditional technique of porcelain making which has been based in the northern part of Kyushu, called ‘Old Amari’ or Arita’, for hundreds of years. His modern take on the figures and boxes produced there over the centuries, uses the same modelling and porcelain making skills, but adds his own special wit and love of the natural world to give us his unique covetable creations.
His exquisite, porcelain animal boxes have become a much-loved feature in the Sladmore exhibition programme. The intricately sculpted and painted boxes feature perfectly fitted lids, which when removed, reveal a beautifully decorated interior.
The artist lives and works in Fukuoka Japan and from his studio creates expressive calligraphic drawings and designs rooted in Japanese tradition which translate to his porcelain sculptures. Each one expresses something new and unique. Fujiyoshi uses a wonderfully imaginative combination of creatures and patterns to reflect some of the character or habitat of the animal he is sculpting.