b. 1981, Japan

Takuro Kuwata Artworks

Takuro Kuwato's ceramics are often playfully distorted and non-functional. They therefore can be seen as joyful Pop sculptures, comprising an unusual mixture of tradition married to innovation.

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Besides emphasising properties of colour, metallic sheen, and rhythmic texture or ornament, Kuwata is enthusiastic about discovering the individual properties of firing and left cracked clay, or filling in cracks in the tradition of Kintsugi.

Kuwata lives in Toki City, Gifu, where ancient feudal ceramic techniques are still nurtured but where he can also radically experiment with new disrupted forms that affect the viewer emotionally.

Kuwata's interest in ornamentation and often metallic colour can be seen in Tea Bowl (2013), Tea Bowl (2015), Untitled (2012), Bowl with Elongated Body (2013), and Untitled (2020).

Embracing the perfectly imperfect in the vein of wabi-sabi, Kuwata has also made non-functional sculpture, such as Yellow-Green Slipped Platinum Kairagi Shino Bowl (2013), Red Slipped Gold Kairagi Shino Bowl (2013), Gold Kairangi Shino Drips (2011), Sweating Momoko with Make-up (2014), and Doro doro (Melt Down) (2014).

Other works employ kintsugi or feature incongruously inserted stones, as seen in Untitled (2015), Tea Bowl (2021), Untitled (2021), and Untitled (2013).

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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum, gold leaf, and platinum leaf
54.5 x 43 x 30 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold leaf, and platinum leaf
48 x 43.5 x 57 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, and pigment
54 x 31.5 x 30.5 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold, and platinum leaf
41 x 36 x 37 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, and steel
56 x 38 x 38 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, and pigment
34.5 x 44.5 x 44.5 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, and gold
44.5 x 40 x 40.5 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2021 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, and gold
78 x 61 x 62.5 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, platinum, and steel
46.5 x 49 x 46 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, steel, gold, and platinum
35 x 31.5 x 31.5 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold, and platinum leaf
41 x 36 x 37 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2022 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, and steel
37 x 43 x 43 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2021 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, and platinum leaf
47.5 x 36.5 x 37 cm
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Untitled by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Untitled, 2021 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, and platinum leaf
42.5 x 39 x 40 cm
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Tea bowl by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Tea bowl, 2021 Porcelain, glaze, steel, pigment
51.5 x 62 x 57.5 cm
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TEE BOWL by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata TEE BOWL, 2021 Porcelain, glaze, steel, pigment
61 x 60.5 x 60 cm
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Tea bowl by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Tea bowl, 2021 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, platinum
44.5 x 52.5 x 51.5 cm
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Tea bowl by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Tea bowl, 2021 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, brass
130 x 76.5 x 74 cm
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Tea bowl by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Tea bowl, 2021 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum
62.5 x 89 x 56.5 cm
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Tea bowl by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Tea bowl, 2021 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum
71 x 72 x 62 cm
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TEE BOWL by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata TEE BOWL, 2021 Porcelain, glaze, steel, pigment
84.5 x 66 x 67 cm
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Tea bowl by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Tea bowl, 2021 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum
64.5 x 57.5 x 55 cm
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Tea bowl by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Tea bowl, 2021 Porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold
75 x 63 x 55 cm
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Tea bowl by Takuro Kuwata contemporary artwork sculpture
Takuro Kuwata Tea bowl, 2021 Porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum
61 x 73.5 x 66.5 cm
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