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Imura art gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition by Shiro Tsujimura in ten years.


Shiro Tsujimura (b. 1947) is a world-leading Japanese ceramic artist. Highly acclaimed internationally, his bold, enthralling, and convention-defying works are in the collections of numerous art museums and other museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Tsujimura resolved to become a ceramic artist in 1971 at the age of twenty-four when he became fascinated by an uncelebrated Oido chawan (tea bowl) at the Japan Folk Crafts Museum in Meguro City, Tokyo. He subsequently hand-built his home and pottery at a remote location deep in the mountains of Nara Prefecture. For the next fifty years, it became his base for creating his distinctive artwork. Besides ceramics, Tsujimura produces painting, calligraphy, and other forms of art. Spurred by something from within, he works with his hands fervently every day in order to give form to that something that he is striving for, trying over and over again until satisfied. Each of his works possesses a hidden, warm beauty behind the outward magnificence, and emits a strong and a distinctive presence.


From among Tsujimura’s wide range of artworks, this exhibition focuses particularly on paintings and pots. It is a good opportunity to see up close and fully appreciate these works full of life into which the proudly independent ceramic artist Shiro Tsujimura has poured so much effort.




- Related


Concurrent exhibitions

SHIRO TSUJIMURA
Period: May 13 (Fri.) – June 19 (Sun.), 2022
Venue: Museum EKi KYOTO


TSUJIMURA SHIRO 100 WORKS
Period: Part 1: April 23 (Sat.) – June 19 (Sun.) / Part 2: June 25 (Sat.) – August 21(Sun.)
Venue: ZENBI (Kagizen Art Museum)


Shiro Tsujimura Exhibition
Period: May 20 (Fri.) – June 10 (Fri.), 2022
Venue: Kou Kyoto


* Exhibition details may change. See the gallery’s webpage for up-to-date information.



New Shiro Tsujimura book on sale during the show!


This new book is published in tandem with the artist’s exhibition at Museum EKi KYOTO. The book is chock-full of the artist’s own comments gleaned from numerous interviews at his atelier.


Shiro Tsujimura (published by imura art + books). Price: 3,500 yen (excl. tax).


 Contents includes:


- Introduction—Mikako Muramatsu (editor, writer)
- Pottery and HeartShiro Tsujimura
- Shiro Tsujimura from an Academic Perspective: The ideology behind the creative process of a proudly independent ceramic artist—Tetsuro Degawa (Honorary Director of The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka)
- Timeline


 

このたび、イムラアートギャラリーでは約10年ぶりとなる辻󠄀村史朗の個展を開催いたします。

日本を代表する陶芸家の一人である辻󠄀村史朗(1947)

味わい深く、型にとらわれない力強い作品は日本だけでなく、海外からも高く評価され、メトロポリタン美術館やボストン美術館をはじめとした数多くの美術館や博物館で作品が所蔵されています。

 辻󠄀村は、日本民藝館(目黒、東京)で古の名も無き大井戸茶盌に魅せられ、197124歳の頃に作陶を決意します。その後、人里離れた奈良の山奥に住処と窯を自らの手で建てて以来、50年にも渡って独自の創作活動に打ち込んでいます。辻󠄀村史朗の表現は焼きものにとどまらず、絵画や書などにまで及びます。内なるものから発する「何か」に突き動かされながら、追い求める「何か」を形に表すために、何度も何度も満足のいくまで、毎日ただひたすら手を動かし続けます。生み出された作品すべては、その一つ一つに、豪快さのうらに、あたたかみのある美しさを秘め、唯一無二の力強い存在感を放ちます。

 本展では、そんな辻󠄀村作品の中でも絵画と壺を中心にご紹介いたします。孤高の芸術家・辻󠄀村史朗が力を注いできた生命力溢れる作品群を間近でご堪能ください。


■関連 
【同時開催展覧会】

「陶芸家 辻󠄀村史朗」
会期:2022513()619()
会場:美術館「えき」KYOTO

「辻󠄀村史朗−茶盌 TSUJIMURA SHIRO 100 WORKS」
会期:前期 423()619()、後期 625()821()
会場:ZENBI-鍵善良房-KAGIZEN ART MUSEUM

「辻󠄀村史朗展」
会期:2022520()610()
会場:昂KYOTO

※内容は変更となる可能性がございます。最新の情報は会場のWEBページをご確認ください。

【書籍発刊】

美術館「えき」KYOTOでの展覧会にあわせて新刊を販売開始いたします。幾度となく訪れたアトリエでのインタビューから、そのまま拾い起こした生きた言葉が散りばめられた書籍です。

『辻󠄀村史朗』imura art + books出版) 定価:本体3,500円(税別)

収録
・はじめに 村松美賀子(編集者、文筆家)
・器と心 辻󠄀村史朗
・辻󠄀村史朗論–孤高の陶芸家の作陶思想– 出川哲朗(大阪市立東洋陶磁美術館名誉館長)
・略歴 ほか

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Shiro Tsujimura solo exhibition

May 20 (Fri.) - June 10 (Fri.), 2022 (Closed on Monday)

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辻󠄀村史朗展

May 20 (Fri.) - June 10 (Fri.), 2022 (Closed on Monday)

プレスリリースPDFはこちら: 2022 Shiro Tsujimura solo exhibition release