Shozo Michikawa’s Ceramic Sculptures Are An Ode To Natural Topography
In his Silverlens show, Haiku In Clay, the Hokkaido-born artist presents a new collection of fifteen functional art pieces
Shozo Michikawa’s second solo show with Silverlens continues to take inspiration from his birthplace, Hokkaido, with its geography of topographical contrasts from mountain greens to volcanic plateaus in a new collection of fifteen works.
The ceramicist’s signature style of twisting clay from the inside without disturbing the exterior as the wheel turns gives the works a uniquely sculptural form where movement becomes an abstraction.
Photos do not articulate the heft and space each piece allows as if they were portable mountains themselves, breaking away from expectations that ceramics should be light and easy to use. In transforming images from nature into art, the works challenge one to think about their apartness and encounters in the natural world in the face of impending climate change.
This video below shows the artist in action:
Don't miss Shozo Michikawa's Haiku In Clay through October 22, 2022, at SILVERLENS, 2263 Chino Roces Ave, Ave, Makati, 1231 Metro Manila. Contact 0917 587 4011 or visit silverlensgalleries.com for inquiries.
Words by Joyce Roque