Onishi Gallery

Onishi Gallery Onishi Gallery is the center of contemporary Japanese art and culture in NYC. More about us here:
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Onishi Gallery is a con­tem­po­rary art gallery in New York that presents works by artists from Japan and from other Asian nations. Founder Nana Onishi worked as a cura­tor in Japan, Italy, and New York before launch­ing the gallery in Chelsea in 2005. Onishi Gallery has fast become a favored venue for encoun­ter­ing con­tem­po­rary art of vis­i­bly Asian roots. Its exhi­bi­tions span a diver­sity

of media, includ­ing new explo­rations in tra­di­tional art forms, as well as ambi­tious exper­i­men­ta­tion in new formats.

Developed during the Edo period (1615 - 1868) with the support of the Nabeshima domain (present - day Saga prefecture), ...
12/20/2023

Developed during the Edo period (1615 - 1868) with the support of the Nabeshima domain (present - day Saga prefecture), Iro - Nabeshima
is a style of polychrome, enamel - painted porcelain.
Highly praised for its meticulous illustrations and highly stylized motifs in elaborate compositions, Nabeshima ware is one of the most celebrated porcelains both in Japan and abroad.
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IMAIZUMI Imaemon XIV (1962-)
Vase with Zuika (Mullein) flower patterns, 2013
Porcelain with iro-e polychrome enamel painting with fukizumi sumi-hajiki
h. 14 1/2 x dia. 12 1/4 in. (36.6 x 31.2 cm)

#陶磁器 #陶芸 #伝統 #伝統工芸 #有田焼

On many of his pieces, Imaizumi Imaemon XIV depicts his signature deign of snowflakes in sumi-hajiki technique which add...
12/07/2023

On many of his pieces, Imaizumi Imaemon XIV depicts his signature deign of snowflakes in sumi-hajiki technique which add playful movement to the work.
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Imaizumi Imaemon XIV (b. 1962), Living National Treasure
Octagonal Plate with Hydrangea Design
Porcelain with iro-e polychrome enamel painting with underglaze blown cobalt blue sumi and sumi-hajiki
h. 2 1/2 x dia. 15 in. (6.4 x 38 cm)
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Bowl with Snowflake Patterns, 2012
Porcelain with iro-e polychrome enamel painting with light sumi and sumi-hajiki
h. 5 1/10 x dia. 17 9/10 in. (13 x 45.6 cm)
#陶磁器 #陶芸 #伝統 #伝統工芸 #有田焼

Ohi Ware was developed for use in the tea ceremony. Made of soft clay and fired at low temperatures, Ohi works are known...
11/28/2023

Ohi Ware was developed for use in the tea ceremony. Made of soft clay and fired at low temperatures, Ohi works are known for their beautiful shapes and luster.
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When the founder of the Urasenke Tea School, Sen-so Sosh*tsu was invited to Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture as the lord of the tea ceremony for the Kaga Clan in 1666, the first Chōzaemon came with him and established Ohi Ware in Kanazawa. Ohi Toyasai Chozaemon X (1927-2023) was the 10th generation of the family. He created his artwork until he passed away at the age of 96 last month.
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Black Glaze Vase with Bird Design, 2015
Stoneware
h. 10 3/4 x dia. 5 1/2 in. (27.3 x 14 cm)
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Ohi Black Tea Bowl Fuji Designed, 2013
Stoneware
h. 3 1/4 × dia. 6 1/8 in. (8.2 × 15.5 cm)
#大樋焼 #茶会 #茶碗 #工芸 #陶芸

Suzuki Miki, born in Bizen, Okayama in 1970 is known for Blue-Bizen, new and ambitious techniques that he invented. His ...
11/21/2023

Suzuki Miki, born in Bizen, Okayama in 1970 is known for Blue-Bizen, new and ambitious techniques that he invented. His goal is to harmoniously combine Bizen tradition and contemporary design in his work.
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Blue Bizen Vessel with with White Clay Patterns, 2014
Stoneware
h. 14 3/4 x w. 16 1/2 x d. 15 1/2 in. (37.5 x 42 x 39 cm)
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Blue Bizen Triangular Vessel with White Clay Patterns, 2015
Stoneware
h. 13 x w. 19 1/4 x d. 10 3/4 in. (33 x 49 x 27 cm)
#備前焼 #陶芸 #工芸

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics as Statement ▫️Konno lived and worked in Bali where she found that her work resonated in ...
11/16/2023

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics as Statement
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Konno lived and worked in Bali where she found that her work resonated in unexpected ways with the island’s spirit and natural environment.
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Konno Tomoko (b. 1967)
Creature, 2010
Stoneware with nerikomi
h. 21 5/8 x w. 20 1/2 x d. 10 5/8 in. (55 x 52 x 27 cm)
#陶芸 #女性作家 #練り込み

400 years of being one of the leading potters in Arita, Saga, Sakaida Kakiemon contributed greatly to the improvement of...
10/27/2023

400 years of being one of the leading potters in Arita, Saga, Sakaida Kakiemon contributed greatly to the improvement of Japanese enameled decoration (aka-e) which Arita is well-known for.
Sakaida Kakiemon XIV (1934-2013)
Nigoshide White Bowl with Azalea Patterns, 1986
h. 7 7/8 x dia, 20 5/8 in. (20 x 52.5 cm)
Nigoshide White Plate with Dianthus Patterns, 2012
h. 1 4/5 x dia. 16 in. (4.6 x 40.6 cm)

Tokuda Yasokichi IV - another artists featured  ▫️Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from JapanDecember 16, 2023 -...
10/24/2023

Tokuda Yasokichi IV - another artists featured
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Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from Japan
December 16, 2023 - June 3, 2024
Tokuda is recognized today as a remarkable figure in Japan as well as internationally. Tokuda offers visitors stunning ceramic works polished to perfection, with displays of challenging conceptions in ceramic artistry that showcase sleek lines and shimmering surfaces throughout each piece. Tokuda is one of few female heads of a traditional potting lineage in Japan. In traditional art families, the one who succeeds as head of the family is typically determined at birth, and is most often male.
Tokuda Yasokichi IV (b. 1961)
Vase – Shoin “Music of the Wind”, 2018
Porcelain with colored glaze (yōsai)
h. 21 5/8 x dia. 18 1/2 in. (55 x 47 cm)
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Tokuda Yasokichi IV
Jar - Loulan, 2010
porcelain with vivid colored glaze (yôsai)
17 × 8 1/2 in 43.2 × 21.6 cm

Tokuda Yasokichi IV - another artist of ours will be featured  ▫️Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from JapanDece...
10/21/2023

Tokuda Yasokichi IV - another artist of ours will be featured
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Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from Japan
December 16, 2023 - June 3, 2024
Tokuda Yasokichi IV (b. 1961)
Jar – Romei “Waterfall”, 2017
Porcelain with colored glaze (yōsai)
h. 15 1/2 x dia. 13 3/4 in. (39.5 x 35 cm)
  

Tomoko Konno (b. 1967), “Liberation”, 2022, porcelain, h. 28 x w. 36 x d. 20 (71 x 91 x 51 cm)© Konno Tomoko. Carol and ...
10/15/2023

Tomoko Konno (b. 1967), “Liberation”, 2022, porcelain, h. 28 x w. 36 x d. 20 (71 x 91 x 51 cm)
© Konno Tomoko. Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
View at Art Institute of Chicago
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On View December 16, 2023- June 3, 2024
Konno’s works are spurred out of a creative-spirit from her time in Bali, while interacting with the natural environment. Her artworks can be described as colorful and grotesque, inspiring conflicting feelings of aesthetic delight and existential dread.

For more than a decade Konno has made organic, otherworldly forms out of myriad components of marbleized, multicolored porcelain clay, worked by hand into masses of slender, tightly packed follicles; tiers of tiny seed-like cells that build into strange protuberances; or larger sheets that resemble the leaves of an insectivorous plant —or perhaps the legs of some giant spider. If her sculptures had a sound, “it would not be balmy or refreshing, like the wind or the rustling of leaves, and would be caused not by big movements but by tiny, delicate oscillations.”
  

Save the Date🪷Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from JapanDecember 16, 2023 - June 3, 2024 Onishi Gallery’s Artis...
10/12/2023

Save the Date🪷
Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from Japan
December 16, 2023 - June 3, 2024

Onishi Gallery’s Artist, Tomoko Konno will be part of this exciting exhibition.
Tomoko Konno (b. 1967), “Liberation”, 2022, porcelain, h. 28 x w. 36 x d. 20 (71 x 91 x 51 cm)
© Konno Tomoko. Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
  

“Onko Chishin” exhibition continues to feature Murose Kazumi continues online until Oct 22nd. ▪️As a student of both Mat...
10/01/2023

“Onko Chishin” exhibition continues to feature Murose Kazumi continues online until Oct 22nd.
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As a student of both Matsuda Gonroku—an earlier National Living Treasure—and Matsuda’s pupil Taguchi Yoshikuni, Murose is deeply versed in maki-e, a time-honored Japanese technique for creating designs by sprinkling powdered gold, silver, and other precious materials onto urushi, the refined sap of the lacquer tree, then allowing the urushi to set before applying further layers, each of them painstakingly polished.
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Murose Kazumi (b. 1950), Living National Treasure
Maki-e Incense Container Kinka (Floral Brocade), 2021
Wood decorated in lacquer with maki-e (sprinkled metals) and raden (shell inlay)
h. 1 x dia. 3 in (2.7 x 7.8 cm)
#伝統 #継承 #漆 #日本

“Onko Chisin” exhibition continues to feature Murose Kazumi continues online until Oct 22nd. ▪️Murose Kazumi (b. 1950), ...
09/29/2023

“Onko Chisin” exhibition continues to feature Murose Kazumi continues online until Oct 22nd.
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Murose Kazumi (b. 1950), Living National Treasure
Tea Caddy Tendai-uyaku (Lindera Strychnifolia), 2014
Murose Kazumi
Lacquered wood, decorated in maki-e with gold powder
h.2 x dia. 3 1/4 in (5.3 x 8 cm)
#伝統 #継承 #漆 #日本

Flowery Light: the gold tone was vividly brought out to represent the sun. 🔸The flower petals were placed one by one fro...
09/22/2023

Flowery Light: the gold tone was vividly brought out to represent the sun.
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The flower petals were placed one by one from the center to the outside edges.
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Murose Kazumi (b. 1950) Living National Treasure
Round Box with Maki-e and Raden (shell inlay) “Flowery Light”
h. 3 1/2 x dia. 9 in. (9 x 23 cm)
#漆 #光 #工芸 #日本 #螺鈿

“There are many camellias planted in my garden, which appear in many of my works." - Murose Kazumi▪️Murose Kazumi (b. 19...
09/18/2023

“There are many camellias planted in my garden, which appear in many of my works." - Murose Kazumi
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Murose Kazumi (b. 1950), Living National Treasure
Suzuribako (Stationary Box) “Camellia," 2005
Wood decorated in lacquer with maki-e (sprinkled metals) and raden (shell inlay)
h. 1 7/8 × w. 6 7/8 × d. 9 5/8 in. (4.6 × 17.3 × 24.5 cm)
#伝統 #継承 #漆 #日本

“ONKO CHISHIN”September 14–October 22, 2023Online Exhibition▫️Our Asia Week New York Autumn Exhibition features work by ...
09/14/2023

“ONKO CHISHIN”
September 14–October 22, 2023
Online Exhibition
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Our Asia Week New York Autumn Exhibition features work by Murose Kazumi, Japan’s leading master of lacquer art, named a “Living National Treasure” in 2008.
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ONKO CHISHIN: Murose Kazumi’s work draws on a dictum laid down by Chinese philosopher Confucius more than 2,200 years ago: “If you cherish tradition and use it to explore new ideas, you can be considered a master.”
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Murose Kazumi (b. 1950), Living National Treasure
Nagatebako (Rectangular Document Box) titled Chidō (Telluric Motion), 2022
Wood decorated in lacquer with maki-e (sprinkled metals) and raden (shell inlay)
5 × 5 3/4 × 11 in. (12.8 × 14.8 × 28 cm)
#漆 #漆器 #人間国宝

06/12/2023
Happy   from Onishi Gallery! ​​​​​​​​​To share our love of Japanese-art with you, our   initiative aims to feature an ar...
05/16/2023

Happy from Onishi Gallery! ​​​​​​​​​
To share our love of Japanese-art with you, our initiative aims to feature an array of artists and their techniques represented by Onishi Gallery.
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Today we will be featuring, Okamoto Yoshiko (b. 1976) and her technique “Hagiawase" (Joining).
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"Summer Musical Score" is made of silver (seen in white), several types of shibuichi (copper and silver alloy - seen in gray), and shakudo (copper and gold alloy - seen in black). These metal alloy plates are cut with a fine-saw to be fit into the designed patterns. The joint sections (where plates are placed side by side), are joined together with silver wax and then melted with a gas burner to join the pieces together. Since it is not possible to make the pattern exactly as designed each time, Okamoto does this "Hagiawase" process a few times until the desired patterns are complete.

When the pattern on each side is completed, she then sands only the inner side, which smooths out the rattling due to brazing. After that, she hammers it to make curves to shape it. Then, she makes patterns of the white dots. This is done by drilling holes with a 1mm drill, while insetting a short cut pure silver round wire into the hole, and tapping the protruding part with a hammer to fix it in place. Next, she files the protruding part to make it smooth and flat. Strictly speaking, it is the technique of "Kiribamezogan".
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More on Okamoto’s technique and works can be viewed here:
https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/133-okamoto-yoshiko/overview/
Hagiawase Box “Summer Musical Score”, 2021
Welding with copper, silver
shakudo (copper and gold alloy) and shibuichi
(copper and silver alloy)
h. 3 1/2 x w. 10 x d. 4 in. (9 x 25.5 x 10 cm)
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Extended until May 31st ✨ & Open Tomorrow! Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth...
05/12/2023

Extended until May 31st ✨ & Open Tomorrow!

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 31, 2023
May 13th: 1-5pm
May Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Summer Hours: By appointment only
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Shōmura Ken (b. 1949)
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Shōmura Ken is the fifth generation head of the Banko kiln, which dates back to the Meiji period (1868-1912) in Arita. Although polychrome enamel painted porcelain and blue-and-white porcelain (sometsuke) are most prevalent in Arita, the artist first worked with white and blue celadons.

He studied for seven years under Inoue Manji, the leading expert of white porcelain production who was later designated a Living National Treasure in 1995.

Shōmura continued to challenge himself and developed his signature techniques, ai-zome (indigo-dyeing) and beni-zome (red-dyeing). His exploration of glazes for stonewares allowed Shōmura to take the bold approach of applying them for the first time to porcelains.
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Flower Vase in Blue, 2014
porcelain
13 × 7 1/4 in (33 × 18.4 cm)
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See more on Shōmura Ken here:
https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/66-shomura-ken/overview/
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#大樋焼 #茶陶 #茶道 #水指 #茶会 #工芸 #茶

Extended until May 31st! ✨ Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and ...
05/10/2023

Extended until May 31st! ✨

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 31, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI (b. 1958)
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Ōhi Toshio Chōzaemon XI is the 11th generation head of his familys lineage. He illustrates this legacy of Ōhi ware in bowls and other items for tea ceremonies, both utilitarian and purely aesthetic.

His sharp forms and nuanced colors are the results of both the long Ōhi ware tradition and the artist’s inspirational journeys around the world.
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Blue and White Ohi Ceremonial Vessel “Sonsu” (Reverence), 2021
Stoneware
h. 8 1/2 x w. 13 1/2 x d. 6 1/4 in. (21.6 x 34.4 x 15.8 cm)
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See more on Ōhi Toshio Chōzaemon XI here:
https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/60-ohi-toshio-chozaemon-xi/overview/
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Extended until May 31st! ✨ Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and ...
05/05/2023

Extended until May 31st! ✨

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 31, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Konno Tomoko (b. 1967)
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As our showcase continues, we begin to unravel new works produced by one of the leading female ceramicists in Japan, Konno Tomoko (b. 1967).

Konno flourish's by giving her ceramics new life by taking influence from various organisms in nature, such as sea and botanical creatures that inspire's her. Konno says she has no control over the birth of her artworks, they "just seem to materialize from nowhere". Each piece that she creates is an embodiment of her sense of excitement, energy, and anticipation for life as she introduces guests to her "mysterious garden."
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Prey, 2015
Stoneware with nerikomi
h. 26 x dia. 8 in. (66 x 20 cm)
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See more on Konno Tomoko here:
https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/134-konno-tomoko/overview/
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Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water-This exhibition is a ...
05/03/2023

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 31, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Eno Masatake (b. 1965)
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Water Jar with Summer Camellia Design, 2012
porcelain with colored glazes
h. 5 1/4 x w. 7 1/2 x d. 7 1/2 in. (13.3 x 19 x 19 cm)
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Masatake

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water-This exhibition is a ...
04/28/2023

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 31, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Konno Tomoko (b. 1967)
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As our showcase continues, we begin to unravel new works produced by one of the leading female ceramicists in Japan, Konno Tomoko (b. 1967). Konno’s works are spurred out of a creative-spirit from her time in Bali, while interacting with the natural environment.

For more than a decade Konno has made organic, otherworldly forms out of myriad components of marbleized, multicolored porcelain clay, worked by hand into masses of slender, tightly packed follicles; tiers of tiny seed-like cells that build into strange protuberances; or larger sheets that resemble the leaves of an insectivorous plant —or perhaps the legs of some giant spider. If her sculptures had a sound, “it would not be balmy or refreshing, like the wind or the rustling of leaves, and would be caused not by big movements but by tiny, delicate oscillations.”
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Sprout , 2018
Porcelain with nerikomi
h. 8 x w. 6 x d. 6 in. (20.3 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)
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See more on Konno Tomoko here:
https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/134-konno-tomoko/overview/
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Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water-This exhibition is a ...
04/26/2023

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 12, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Ōhi Chōzaemon Toyasai X (b. 1927)
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Ōhi Chōzaemon Toyasai X was the head of this important lineage of potters who specialize in tea ceramics, until he was recently succeeded by his son, Ōhi Toshio Chōzaemon XI. He is among the best known of contemporary Japanese ceramicists and received the Order of Cultural Merit from the Emperor of Japan.

By the time of the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Raku ware made by the Ōhi family was used exclusively by the Maeda clan for tea ceremonies.

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See more on Ōhi Chōzaemon Toyasai X here: https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/59-ohi-chozaemon-toyasai-x/overview/
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Ohi Black Tea Bowl Fuji Designed, 2013
stoneware
h. 3 1/4 x dia. 4 1/2 in. (8.2 x 11.5 cm)
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Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water-This exhibition is a ...
04/21/2023

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 12, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Tokuda Yasokichi IV (b. 1961)
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Tokuda Yasokichi IV inherited techniques of the family style of Kutani porcelain production, that features saiyu glazing. Tokuda’s personal sensibility as a female artist lends her a unique perspective on the tradition that is reflected in her choices of color and interpretations of form. Tokuda is one of few female heads of a traditional potting lineage in Japan.
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See more on Tokuda here: https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/68-tokuda-yasokichi-iv/overview/
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Incense Burner “Sou” (Play), 2014
Porcelain with colored glaze (yosai)
h. 4 3/4 x dia. 4 3/4 in. (12 x 12 cm)
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Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water-This exhibition is a ...
04/19/2023

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 12, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Yosh*ta Yukio (b. 1960)
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Another prominent porcelain artist of the Yosh*ta family of porcelain artists, is the son of a Living National Treasure, Yosh*ta Minori (b. 1932). Yukio forged an independent style in his work that echoes the traditional Kutani overglaze techniques of his native Kanazawa. Yokio's experimentation with colors such as the faded pastel shades that recall frescoes of the Italian Renaissance and the poetic representations of color akin to watercolor drawings on porcelain surfaces, are his special achievements. His works standout among the bold-colors and smooth surfaces of traditional Kutani ware, and he applies pastel matte glazes to the white porcelain bodies of elegant vessels, often painted in overlapping or blurred abstract patterns.
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See more on Yukio here: https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/72-yosh*ta-yukio/overview/
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Bowl with Brilliant Designs, 2015
Porcelain with enamel and gold in the kinran-de style
h. 7 5/8 x dia. 16 1/2 in. (19.4 x 41.9 cm)
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Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water-This exhibition is a ...
04/14/2023

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 12, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Yosh*ta Minori (b. 1932), Living National Treasure.
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We are continuously fascinated by Yosh*ta Minori's use of gold underglaze. The contrast of the gold with the bold purple textures, makes any space feel brighter with elegance. His method opened a new frontier in the world of gold-colored porcelains in Japan and is regarded as the premier artist of this technique. In 2001, he was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon, and in 2006, he received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, from the Emperor of Japan.
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See more on Yoshika here: https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/39-yosh*ta-minori/overview/
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Covered Jar with Circle Flower Design, 2016
Porcelain with gold underglaze
6 1/4 × 6 in (15.9 × 15.2 cm)
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Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water-This exhibition is a ...
04/12/2023

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists.
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April 5 - May 12, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Yosh*ta Minori (b. 1932), Living National Treasure.
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As spring comes into full fruition we are encapsulated by the greens and golds of spring that Yosh*ta presents us with. Yosh*ta is recognized for his graceful application of yūri-kinsai, an underglazed gold decorative porcelain developed during the 1960s in Kanazawa, in which gold-leaf cutouts are applied prior to glazing rather than painted by brush. Yosh*ta’s technique is a perfect marriage of elegant Kutani porcelain traditions with kinpaku or gold-leaf, the highly prized local product of the former Kaga domain, Ishikawa.
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See more on Yoshika here: https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/39-yosh*ta-minori/overview/
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Plate with peony and Dry-grass Patterns, 2012
Porcelain with gold underglaze
h. 4 3/8 x dia. 19 1/2 in. (11 x 49.5 cm)
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Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water-This exhibition is a ...
04/07/2023

Onishi Gallery is proud to present: The Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
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This exhibition is a stunning showcase of the technical mastery behind Contemporary Japanese Ceramic artists. For generations, Japanese people have appreciated and incorporated natural elements into their everyday lives. In this landmark exhibition, featured artists draw upon the four central elements of earth, air, fire, and water in porcelain creations to communicate core themes and creative visions that ground Japanese art and life.
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Stay tuned to learn more about our ceramic artists and their dignified techniques.
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April 5 - 28, 2023
Hours: Wed & Fri: 1-5pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001​​​​​​​​
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Featured Ceramic Artist | Konno Tomoko (b. 1967)​​​​​​​​
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For more than a decade Konno has made organic, otherworldly forms out of myriad components of marbleized, multicolored porcelain clay, worked by hand into masses of slender, tightly packed follicles; tiers of tiny seed-like cells that build into strange protuberances; or larger sheets that resemble the leaves of an insectivorous plant —or perhaps the legs of some giant spider. If her sculptures had a sound, “it would not be balmy or refreshing, like the wind or the rustling of leaves, and would be caused not by big movement but by tiny, delicate oscillations.”
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P-cell, 2015
Stoneware with nerikomi
h. 6 1/2 x w. 10 x d. 6 1/4 in. (16.5 x 25.5 x 16 cm)
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Happy   from Onishi Gallery! ​​​​​​​​​To share our love of Japanese-art with you, we have launched our   initiative wher...
03/28/2023

Happy from Onishi Gallery! ​​​​​​​​​
To share our love of Japanese-art with you, we have launched our initiative where we aim to feature an array of artists and their techniques represented by Onishi Gallery.
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Today we will be featuring, Otsuki Masako (1943-2022) and her silver carving technique called “Hatsuri Bori" and gold color made with the technique called “Kinkeshi".
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See the step-by-step approach to Otsuki incorporates these techniques:
1) Create a gold amalgam (alloy of gold and mercury):
1.A) Boil finely sliced pure gold and mercury in a heat-resisting glass tube.
1.B) Pour the melted alloy into a mortar and mix well.
2) Use a special copper spatula to coat the alloy on the chosen area of the piece.
2. A) Apply heat to remove mercury so that gold is to remain on the surface.
(In order to gain a perfect result, repeat step 2 process at least three times.)
3) The finished kinkeshi reveals a gentle gold that enhances Otsuki’s sharp carvings on work.
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More on Otsuki’s works and techniques:
https://www.onishigallery.com/artists/101-otsuki-masako/overview/
Otsuki Masako (b. 1943)
Silver Vase “Yu” (Spring Up), 1991
Silver metal carving with gold decoration
h. 12 x w. 9 x d. 6 1/4 in. (30.5 x 23 x 16 cm)

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