27 April - 14 May 2017
about the exhibition
Japanese born ceramic artist Kenji Uranishi employs both slip casting and slab-building techniques to create his organic, domestic and architectural pieces. Kenji says of the inspiration for this series of work,“When the sky is dark and the clouds are heavy- so heavy then can no longer be contained – the very first drop falls to earth, connecting with surfaces, making sounds and patterns and bringing with it smells. While this series of work reflects the moment of connection between raindrop and surface, it is also a metaphor for many situations in life.”
After completing a Degree in Fine Art (ceramics) at the Nara College of Fine Arts in Japan, Kenji operated his own home studio in Nara, Japan for six years. He moved to Brisbane in 2004 and has since exhibited widely. Kenji visits Japan regularly and, in 2014, spent three months in Arita, Kyushu, as an Asialink Artist in Residence. His work is represented in several collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld, and the Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW.