27 April - 14 May 2017
about the exhibition
Working in porcelain, Keiko pays close attention to the functionality as well as sculptural aspects of her pieces. She says of the work for this exhibition; “Through the juxtaposition of the curved thrown form and the sharply faceted foot, my work pursues the eternal beauty in contemporary ceramics.” Her vessels are influenced by the Japanese technique of Kintsugi, which honours the damage and subsequent visible mending of functional objects, as part of their story. This is achieved with lacquer and dusted powdered gold, silver or tin.
Keiko Matsui is a Japanese born porcelain artist who arrived in Australia in 1999 and completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the National Art School in Sydney in 2006. Keiko has exhibited throughout Australiaand in 2016 she was a finalist in both the North Queensland Ceramics Awards and the Stanthorpe Art Award.