Ion Fukazawa Solo Exhibition “Accelerated Erotion”
2022.07.08（fri.）- 2022.07.31 (sun.)
open on fri., sat., & sun.12:00-18:00
weekday appointments are available
In July 2022, eN arts will present a solo exhibition “Accelerated Erosion” by the talented uprising artist Fukazawa Ion. After graduating from an international school in Tokyo, Fukazawa advanced to and graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia, with Bachelor of Design. Fascinated by ceramics, Fukazawa returned to Japan to study in earnest the techniques and styles of ceramics at the respected Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Centre (Ishoken) in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Fukazawa, having taken an interest in weathering and erosion, started to experiment on whether it is possible to recreate these natural phenomena. While observing and controlling how an artificially shaped object created by his own hands usually deforms and how the applied glaze applied naturally drips – but can be controlled, Fukazawa learned that the material and object can become “naturally artificial.” He can express going back and forth between “natural and artificial” and “random and predictable” in his works.
This exhibition, Fukazawa’s first in Kyoto, comes three years after his return to Japan and presents new works from his series “Rotation”, “Accelerated Erosion”, and “On a Rock”. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the exhibition.
Naomi Rowe | eN arts