Pionner of Modern Kyoto Ceramics
One of the most important forerunners of abstraction in contemporary Japanese ceramics. As a founding member of the Shikokai group, he played a role in the modernization of the medium from the very beginning.
"No matter how small the piece is, it takes same time and effort as bigger piece. I really need to devote myrself into it..."
You can see his exqusite craftmanship in this his new small pieces.
His Cloud of 1948 is arguably the very first abstract ceramic sculpture made in Japan.
HAYASHI Yasuo 林康夫
Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Art & Design, New York,
Everson Museum of Art,
New Orleans Museum of Art,
Minneapolis Museum of Arts,
Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
National Gallery of Australia
Vallauris Ceramic Museum, Museum
of Modern Art, France
Faenza International Ceramics Museum, Italy
Seoul Metropolitan Museum, South Korea
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, U.K.
1928 Born in Kyoto
1940 Studied traditional Japanese painting
1946 Begins to make pottery after his father
1947 Joins “SHIKOKAI,” avant-garde ceramic
group as one of the founders
1968 Starts teaching at Osaka University of Arts
1974 Grand Prize in the 4th International
Biannual of Ceramic Art in Vallauris, France
1982 Special Prize at the 8th International Biannual
of Ceramic Art in Vallauris, France
2005 Solo Exhibition at Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd.
2006 Solo Exhibition at Paramita Museum, Mie