24318 中田雅巳 (SEN黒青 花器 ) NAKADA Masaru
Height 37.0 cm
Diameter 12.4 cm
The work is a delicate technique of applying a different color of slip on the substrate, carefully scraping off the lines with a needle, and applying another slip to the dented part.
This work named "SEN" was selected for various public exhibitions, and in recent years it has expanded its activities to overseas such as Germany, the Netherlands, and Singapore. The "SEN" series can be called Nakata's life work.
His father was an engineer when he was young, so he wanted to be involved in making everything in the future. When he was in elementary school, he had the first experience of painting in extracurricular lessons and became interested in pottery. He graduated from Ishikawa Prefectural Kutani Yaki Technical Training Institute in 1997. Independent in 2004. Currently, he has a studio in Kawakita-cho, Nomi-gun and is active as a writer.
Nakada has used many colors of slips in the production of the "SEN" series, but he was not particularly conscious of Kutani ware. Nakada's work is not a traditional Kutani ware color painting, but his method and appearance greatly overturn the conventional concept of Kutani ware. At first, Nakada made vessels mainly with overpainting. However, he preferred shaping to painting, so he naturally began to make white porcelain using porcelain. However, he wanted something to change, and while trying various techniques such as scraping and inlaying, he arrived at the "SEN" technique.
In 2006, after receiving the Excellence Award at the Kanazawa Wan One Grand Prize "People, Vessels, Encounters" exhibition, it has begun to be exhibited at the tableware section of department stores in Tokyo. He wanted to exhibit his work someday in the space of the gallery in Minami Aoyama, which he asked when he came to Tokyo, and he became more conscious of art than ever before. He was selected for the "Kikuchi Biennale" in 2011, and since then, the "SEN" series has received a lot of attention.
The characteristics of Nakada's work are its sophisticated and sharp form and the matte and vivid single color that covers it. "SEN 2012" is a masterpiece of white cloth coated with black clay and carefully scraped off lines with needles. In addition, although the modeling of "SEN 2015" and "SEN 2017" is forever modern, the makeup soil used has begun to settle in the colors of Kutani's five colors (red, blue (green), purple, yellow, dark blue), and it has become a tradition. We are trying to integrate modern.
I am looking forward to the future development of the "SEN" series, which has become a life work of Nakada.