Erik Thomsen Gallery , Stand n° 

Furosaki Tea Screen -  Kyoko Ibe

Kyoko Ibe Furosaki Tea Screen
Washi paper, ink, and minerals; togidashi lacquer frame
H 28 3/4 x W 73 in.

Bō (Hope) - Sueharu Fukami

Sueharu Fukami Bō (Hope)
Porcelain with pale-blue glaze, on a walnut base
H 14¼ x W 49½ in.

Kei (Landscape) - Sueharu Fukami

Sueharu Fukami Kei (Landscape)
Porcelain with pale-blue glaze, on a granite base
H 54 1/2 in.

Ko (Splendid Solitude) - Sueharu Fukami

Sueharu Fukami Ko (Splendid Solitude)

En (Cycle/Eternity) - Yuichi Inoue

Yuichi Inoue En (Cycle/Eternity)
Published in Catalogue Raisonne, no. CR770004

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Sueharu Fukami  (+)

    Detailed Description : The Kyoto-based porcelain artist Sueharu Fukami is one of the most highly regarded sculptors working in porcelain today. His elegant, flawless sculptures are abstract, horizontally or vertically elongated, and though made of materials from the earth seem impossibly light. Few artists of the past 100 years – among them would be Constantin Brancusi – have so successfully explored the interplay between tangible material and surrounding space. Fukami’s sculptures are in the collections of 60 museums worldwide.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Sueharu Fukami - Ko (Splendid Solitude) Ko (Splendid Solitude)
    • Sueharu Fukami - Kei (Landscape) Kei (Landscape)
    • Sueharu Fukami - Bō (Hope) Bō (Hope)

    Also represented by:

  • Kyoko Ibe  (+)

    Detailed Description : Kyoko Ibe is one of Japan’s most respected artists using washi, Japanese handmade paper. Working with recycled antique handmade ganpi washi paper, ink, and minerals, Kyoko Ibe creates large-scale dynamic designs that, in her words "offer our ancestors a new lease of life in the present." Fashioned out of pulped and dyed paper that incorporates mineral powers and fragments from centuries-old notebooks, her folding screens such as Once Upon a Time, measuring 24 feet in width, convey multiple layers of meaning. In one sense almost representational, they suggest the night sky, stormy seas, or distant mountains, but each of them also pays tribute to the artist's belief that handmade paper from before the industrial age is far superior to its contemporary counterpart, growing ever more beautiful with the passage of the years, and exemplifies the simple virtues of earlier times. Appointed by the Government of Japan as a Special Advisor for Cultural Exchange, Ibe has worked in many parts of the world as an international ambassador for washi and is well-known in the United States for her installations and stage designs. Her solo show Washi Tales: The Paper Art of Ibe Kyoko was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011. In 2016 Asia Society New York presented Recycling: Washi Tales, a theatrical performance around four tales of paper making, in which Kyoko Ibe’s work played a prominent role.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Kyoko Ibe - Furosaki Tea Screen Furosaki Tea Screen

  • Yuichi Inoue  (+)

    Detailed Description : Inoue Yuichi is one of the great artists of postwar Japan. Yuichi's early experiments were shown in New York six decades ago in the summer of 1954, when the Museum of Modern Art mounted the exhibition Japanese Calligraphy. In 2015, Yuichi's searing masterpiece Ah, Yokokawa National School (1978) was included in the Guggenheim exhibition Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky. Often compared with Franz Kline, Yuichi's achievement above all rests in his success in straddling West and East, in combining two visual languages--written characters and abstract expressionism--to convey deeply felt inner conflict and anguish. The strokes of his kanji, sometimes so thick that they are more mass than line, explode onto the paper with a visceral energy that cries out for our total attention. Yuichi's eccentric and wonderfully sparse works create a new world in which clarity of meaning and intensity of emotion are fused into an integral whole. His works are included in the collections of museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, as well in private collections in the US, Europe and Japan.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Yuichi Inoue - En (Cycle/Eternity) En (Cycle/Eternity)



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