Yoshimi Futamura Biography

1959, born in Nagoya (Japan), Futamura opened her studio based in Paris, in 2010.

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Futamura, who resides in Paris, invariably draws her inspiration from nature. She has created several series of work over the past decade with titles such as Racines (Roots), Rhizomes, and Vagues de terre (Earthen Waves). Her sculptural forms are intended to be reflections of nature and are infused with a vibrant living essence. She uses a blend of stoneware clays and a mixture of fired and raw granulated porcelain to create her collapsed rounded forms that appear both vegetal and geological in origin. These forms are sometimes encrusted with feldspar, and enhanced with cobalt and iron oxide glazes on the interior that are sometimes iridescent.

'The clay is the material of my works. I seek to express its energy and its natural strength; water, earth, fire. These are the three elements that can give birth to a new life.'–(Yoshimi Futamura)

Text courtesy La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach.

Yoshimi Futamura Featured Artworks

Mizu by Yoshimi Futamura contemporary artwork sculpture
Yoshimi Futamura Mizu Stoneware and porcelain
49 x 49 x 11 cm
La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
Magic Pot by Yoshimi Futamura contemporary artwork sculpture
Yoshimi Futamura Magic Pot, 2021 Stoneware and porcelain
45 x 45 x 75 cm
La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
Meditation Circle by Yoshimi Futamura contemporary artwork ceramics
Yoshimi Futamura Meditation Circle, 2017 Stoneware, porcelain
55 x 55 x 16 cm
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La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach
Rebirth by Yoshimi Futamura contemporary artwork ceramics
Yoshimi Futamura Rebirth, 2018 Stoneware, porcelain
54 x 51 x 61 cm
La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
Birth by Yoshimi Futamura contemporary artwork ceramics
Yoshimi Futamura Birth, 2017 Stoneware, porcelain
41.5 x 40 x 44 cm
La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery

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