Ryuhei Sako 積層の景致2017 Art Works Album

2018.02.01  佐故龍平

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Ryuhei Sako Biography

1976  Born in Okayama, Japan

1999  BA, Faculty of Art, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan

2002  MA, Graduate School of Art, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan

2004~ Official Member of the Japan Art Crafts Association

 

Awards

2003  Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Prize |Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition

2004  Grand Prix |Okayama Prefectural Art Awards

2005  Encouragement Prize |FUKUTAKE Education and Culture Foundation

2007  Encouragement Prize |Okayama Prefecture Culture Awards

Hiroshima Prefectural Governor Prize |Japan Traditional Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition

2008  Prize of the Director General of Cultural Office| Traditional Crafts Japan Metalwork Exhibition

2009  Encouragement prize |AIshi(“I-shi”) Awards

2011  Special Memorial prize |Traditional Crafts Japan Metalwork Exhibition

2012  Prize of the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education |Traditional Crafts Japan Metalwork Exhibition

Okayama Prefectural Governor Prize |Japan Traditional Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition

Effort award |SOUKEIKAI Foundation

2013   Energia Prize (Art Category) |Energia Culture and Sports Foundation

2016 Grand prix |The 32th Tansuioh Prize of the Sato Foundation of Arts and Crafts Organization

Asahi Shinbun Prize |Traditional Crafts Japan Metalwork Exhibition

2017 Prix Institut Français du Japon | The ​Ima-­kara Mame-­sara​ Metalworks Exhibition

 

Solo Exhibitions

2006  Gallery Yabuki|Okayama (’09, ’12)

Seikado Gallery|Kyoto (’09、‘17)

2007  Kobo Ikuko|Okayama (’10, ’15)

2008  Tenmaya Okayama|Okayama (’13)

2009  Tenmaya Fukuyama|Hiroshima (’12,’15)

2010  Tenmaya Hirosshima Hacchobori|Hiroshima (’12)

2011  Maruei Nagoya|Aichi (’12)

Tenmana Kurashiki|Okayama

2013  Daimaru Kyoto Art Salon ESPACE|Kyoto

Karuizawa New Art Museum Gallery|Nagano

2014  Mitsukoshi Nihombshi Main Store|Tokyo(‘16)

2017 Uncle Iwane Gallery |Okayama

And lots of Group Exhibitions

 

Public Collections

Hiroshima City University |Hiroshima

Machiko Hasegawa Art Museum|Tokyo

Victoria and Albert Museum |London, U.K.

 

 

Mokumegane

This is a flower vase created by employing the technique of the pattern welding “Mokumegane” which was invented in the 17th century in Japan.

I have exposed the laminated cross-section of metals and produced the characteristic patterns on it by repeating process of works to layer, join and roll more than twenty sheets of metal, and smooth away, strike and elongate their cases.

Using the traditional Japanese alloy as materials, including “Shakudo” (an alloy of copper and gold) and “Shibuichi” (an alloy of silver and copper), I have striven to create organic patterns from the color of metals.

二十数枚の金属板を重ねて接合、圧延し、表面を削っては叩き伸ばす工程を繰り返すことで、積層した金属の断面を露出させ独特の文様を作っている。

素材には、赤銅(銅と金の合金)や四分一(銀と銅の合金)などの日本古来の合金を用いて、金属の色彩による有機的な文様の表現を試みた。また、制作する上で、ひとつの作品の中に密と疎、静と動などの「相対する要素」を入れ込んで景色を作り出すことや、金属特有の鋭いエッジ取り入れたデザインにし、作品に立体感や動き、リズムを与え、模様の見え方により変化をつけることを意識し模様に奥行を出している。

 

Other infomation about Sako Ryuhei (Japanese only)
http://www.seikado.jp/gallery/artists/sako-ryuhei

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