70-72 Old St
9th to 17th July, 2019
日本の陶芸家 三人展 (translated simply as An Exhibition of Three Japanese Potters) is rare pop-up exhibition presented by the Jennifer Lauren Gallery, featuring three self-taught Japanese ceramicists.
The exhibition will feature the work of Shinichi Sawada, one of the most recognised art brut artists from Japan, as an official event of the Japan Season of Culture. Sawada will be displayed alongside the first British showcase of Akio Kontani and Nobuo Sasaki, two fellow self-taught Japanese ceramicists, little known in this country but sharing a complementary style. All three artists’ ceramics feature bold visionary creatures and demons, alongside more recognisable animals.
The exhibition includes over twenty-five highly individual works taken directly from the artist’s studios in northern and southern Japan. Alongside the works are photographs of the artists at work, and the studios where they create. Often placed under the label of outsider art, this exhibition asks the audience to look at these artist’s ceramics as contemporary works, to be judged on their aesthetic quality.
For more information about the exhibition, see www.jenniferlaurengallery.com