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Takahiro KONDO

Kyoto, Japan born 1958

Mist 2007 Place made: Kyoto, Kinki, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
Materials & Technique: ceramics, containers, porcelain with kintekisai glaze, glass lid

Dimensions: 71.0 h x 13.0 w x 10.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Lesley Kehoe Galleries 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.280.A-B

Kondo explores the theme of water in his porcelain work, having developed a unique repertoire of glazes and overglaze effects of silver, gold and platinum ‘droplets’, giving a beaded effect which the artist describes as ‘rain frozen through fire’. This hand-built work, with its sharp folds capped by a characteristic glass cover, is a typical Kondo architectonic form of great presence, crystalline beauty and calm.


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