|Katsuyo AOKI: maniera|
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|Published: September 23 2009|
"Predictive Dream IX" (2009); ceramic and porcelain, 38×32×18cm, courtesy of Roentgenwerke AG copy right(c) Katsuyo AOKI
We finally present to you Katsuyo AOKI's solo exhibition. The first time she had an exhibition with us was a group show titled '(Rx3)3' at Weissfeld Roppongi in 2006. AOKI goes far beyond the border of art and craft. Whenever she shows her new artwork, they never fail to surprise and impress people and are enthusiastically welcomed. It has to be porcelain, yet it is hard to believe such amazing artwork could come from porcelain. Please come and see her exquisite world of sculpture. * The text provided by Roenrgenwerke AG.
|Last Updated on November 06 2009|
Excessive gothic-style decorations which are combined with tiles giving us a smooth impression in contrast to the decorations, sculptures of skulls without any attachment and others - Aoki’s creations may give you an image of craftworks. This may be partly because she uses porcelain clay as a material of her works. Nevertheless, considering the practicability of criteria for classifying artworks into the field of “craft”, Aoki’s creations seem to be “something like craft products” but would not be categorized as “craftworks”. This makes me realize the trivialness of the border between the art and craft field. This exhibition would give you an opportunity to enjoy not only a high degree of completion of her works but a superb display form in the venue. A tense feeling which I got at the moment of walking up the stairs and stepping into the room on the second floor continued in my mind until I left the gallery. (Translated by Nozomi Nakayama)