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On display on Level LG


Nagoya, Japan born 1942

  • to United States of America 1963

untitled Oval 1994 Place made: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Materials & Technique: ceramics, platters, glazed stoneware stoneware with underglaze brush decoration

Dimensions: 7.0 h x 72.5 w x 56.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Acquired with funds donated by Raphy Star
Accession No: NGA 2005.589
Image rights: © Jun Kaneko 2005

From an art practice that encompasses ceramics, sculpture, painting, glass, theatre design, installations and architectural-scale projects, Jun Kaneko draws together a diverse range of powerful visual and technical resources in the production of his work. The gestural brushwork on this platter brings a visual energy to Kaneko’s ‘floating world’ that drifts between Japanese indigenous art and the pleasures of abstraction. Painted with a single, calligraphic brushstroke, it shows the influence on Kaneko of Gutai, the Japanese abstract expressionist painting of the late 1950s.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design