25 November - 12 December 2021
about the exhibition
Kenji Uranishi is a Japanese-born ceramic artist working with porcelain. He employs both slip casting and the slab technique to create installation and domestic objects with a distinctly modern edge, always paying homage to Japanese artistic traditions. Kenji’s work builds upon Edo period ceramics with its milky and translucent surfaces to create organic, domestic and architectural forms. Much like this period of Japanese art history, Kenji takes inspiration from his origins but accents his pieces with foreign ideas and aesthetics. In this new body of work, Kenji draws inspiration from the gentle movement of the clouds across the ocean in the early morning light. In the artist’s own words:
Kenji Uranishi was born in Nara, Japan. After completing a Degree in Fine Art (ceramics) at the Nara College of Fine Arts in Japan, Kenji operated his own home studio for six years before moving to Brisbane in 2004. Since moving to Australia, he has exhibited regularly, both in Australia and Japan and has been a prize winner three times at the National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition in Japan. His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and the Newcastle Regional Gallery.