24 May - 12 June 2012
about the exhibition
Japanese born artist Kenji Uranishi’s porcelain works have a nostalgic quality, paying homage to a rich history of Japanese design and culture and revealing his deep interest in the relationships between architecture and nature. Kenji’s work builds upon Edo period ceramics with its milky and translucent surfaces. Much like this period of Japanese art history Kenji takes inspiration from his origins but accents his pieces with foreign ideas and aesthetics. Since moving to Australia, Kenji has exhibited regularly, both nationally and internationally in Japan. He was the recipient of a special selection exhibition three times at the National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition and is represented in the collections of the Queensland Department of Justice, Gold Coast City Art Gallery and Newcastle Regional Gallery.