This square-shaped Kaku vessel is an elegant adornment to any wall. Finding beauty in simplicity, the form allows for an appreciation of the tones and textures of the surface. It takes on a charcoal hue, with veins of a darker tone gliding across diagonally and giving the piece the visual texture of slate. Four vertical rectangular openings can be found at the upper right of the vessel, enhancing the geometry of the form. With a timeless feel, this vessel emits an aura of tranquillity.
About the Artist
Born in Hyogo, Japan, Kouzo Takeuchi graduated from the Osaka University of Arts in 2001 and followed by Tajimi Municipal Ceramic Design Institute, Gifu, in 2003.
His sculptural ceramics works were born through a fascination with geometric shapes, and inspiration from the ancient ruins in South America. His interest in the themes of decay combined with a goal to create beautiful objects, creates enticing architectural forms, with surfaces reminiscent of weathered stone, both strong and delicate.
With his works displayed in exhibitions around the world in both public and private collections, including Victoria & Albert Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Takeuchi has fast become an established name in ceramics.