Friday, 31 July 2009

SHOZO MICHIKAWA : Nature into Art

Date: 8 July - 5 August 2009
Venue: Galerie Besson, 15 Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London. W1S 4SP
Tel: 020 7491 1706
Fax: 020 7435 2570
Organiser: Galerie Besson

An exhibition of new ceramic sculptures by Shozo Michikawa. Michikawa lives and works in Seto - an area rich in ceramic traditions. His works combine traditional Japanese techniques and aesthetics with a modern energy and vigour.
Michikawa will also be a demonstrator at this year’s Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival.

Shozo Michikawa was born in Hokkaido in 1953. He studied at Aoyama Gakuin University, from where he graduated in 1975. He lives and works in Seto, Aichi. He has exhibited widely in Japan and also in the Philippines, Mongolia, France, New York and London. In 2005 he was honoured with an exhibition at the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Though his techniques are diverse, Michikawa always strives to create ‘functional’ pieces. He writes "no matter how styles change I always insist on creating pieces that can actually be used. Pottery was originally an integral part of people's lives.”

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