“Takuro Kuwata makes ‘dysfunctional’ yet oddly elegant clay objects. Leaving much to chance, the surfaces are thickly glazed to literally explode when baked in the kiln. He takes the Japanese crackling technique to an extreme, and the surfaces look like prehistoric eggs dew dropped in mercury, gold and silver. Blue is a favored palette — of which this sculpture is jazzy proof. I love how it quotes Yves Klein’s International Blue with such whimsy and sophistication. Kuwata’s goal is to “create joyful and fun works, by making the most use of the characteristics of the materials”. By exploring, yet breaking the rules of ceramics, Kuwata has become one of the most intriguing young artists transforming the media today.” — Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Salon 94

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