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Title

Tsunami Boy 2000

2000

Artist

Satō Takumi

Japan

1962 – 2006

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    2000
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    five pieces; stoneware with colour slips
    Dimensions
    61.0 x 54.1 cm overall :

    a - head, 34 x 21.5 x 11.5 cm

    b - horizontal piece for frame, 7.6 x 50.7 x 5.5 cm

    c - vertical piece for frame, 7.6 x 61 x 5.8 cm

    d - horizontal piece for frame, 7.6 x 54.1 x 5.5 cm

    e - vertical piece for frame, 7.6 x 61 x 5.5 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated, part a, underside, lower c., incised "takumi Sato 2000".
    Signed and dated, part b, underside, c. to c.r, inscribed, black ink"takumi /Sato 2000".
    Signed and dated, part c, underside, c.l. to c.r., inscribed, black ink "takumi Sato 2000".
    Signed and dated, part d, underside, c. to c.r., inscribed, black ink "takumi Sato 2000".
    Signed and dated, part e, underside, c. to c.r., inscribed, black ink "takumi Sato 2000".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    339.2001.a-e
    Copyright
    © SATÔ Takumi

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    Satō Takumi

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  • About

    Kyoto, where conventional styles in ceramics such as Raku ware continue their strong presence, also enjoys a tradition of innovative spirit, as exemplified by the radical ceramic art group 'Sodeisha' founded in 1948. This unique work by Sato, who was born and grew up in Kyoto, is a good example of this avant-garde tradition.

    Born into a family of artists, Sato took up ceramics as his preferred medium, while also working with various other media in architectural commissions and installation projects.

    Following sojourns in the United States and Australia, Sato began exploring his identity through a series of self-portraits. This is one of the series he created while at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW where he stayed for a year as a recipient of the Senior Asian Artist Scholarship in 2000. He was inspired by the Japanese word 'tsunami' that had become part of English vocabulary.

    Asian Art Deptartment, AGNSW, June 2001.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan