Katsuyuki Shirako Solo Exhibition “exhibition 7″

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Katsuyuki Shirako Solo Exhibition “exhibition 7″
Jul 7, 2017 (fri) – Aug 6, 2017 (sun)
Hours: 12:00 ~ 18:00
Closed: Monday ~ Thursday
Admission: free
opening reception:2017.07.08(sat.)18:00-20:00
weekday appointments are available

Artist:Katsuyuki Shirako


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Access:Maruyama Park, Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku,
Kyoto, 605-0073, Japan
Tel: 075-525-2355
Hours: 12:00 ~ 18:00
Closed: Monday ~ Thursday


“My works in themselves do not possess any special intrinsic meaning. Instead, they simply exist, incorporating within themselves random images and forms. One can sense mass, density, and a sort of strength within their ambiance and expansiveness. I guess that sensing these is one manner in which the works have persuasive power over the viewer.”
Katsuyuki Shirako

Born in 1984 in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Katsuyuki Shirako graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts with MFA in Japanese Lacquer in 2010.
Shirako uses Japanese cypress (hinoki), oak (nara), basswood (shina) to form sculptures onto which he applies finest pigments and lacquer. His works are generally categorized into four series – ASSEMBLE, CONNECT, SCATTER, and SCRIBBLE. (Please refer to the descriptions of each series on the next page.)
Shirako never ceases his search for beauty, possessing his own determination in his everyday life that goes beyond the creation of the works in these series. He attempts to crystalize his sense of beauty by using motifs from the natural world into all genres — Ceramic Arts, Lacquerware, Painting, Sculpture, Photography. Setting all focus on the inherent, natural beauty of his works, he does not incorporate “meaning” into them. He would rather take a neutral stance that allows beauty itself take one’s breath away.
Naomi Rowe
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