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Ryoji Koie
2016. 7.8(Fri.) - 7.23(Sat.)

11:00 - 19:00(closed on Mon., Sun. & Public Holiday)


Opening Reception 8.30 (Fri.) 17:30-19:30

earth to earth 2


"Return to earth (detail)" 36x35x10cm, ceramics

"drawing" 60x90.2cm, mixed media

MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY B1 2-16-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Born in Tokoname, a traditional ceramic town in Japan, in 1938, Koie has exhibited his ceramics and contributed to workshops and conferences in many countries. His work was included in A Secret History of Clay, From Gauguin to Gormley, shown at the Tate, Liverpool, UK, and can be seen at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In April 2005, his work will be exhibited at Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.

Ryoji Koie combines clay and glass in his figurative sculptures, creates museum installations and uses metal, both found and sought, with a variety of clays in other works. Known for his spontaneous response to any situation, he enjoys innovation whether it be in his paintings or in surface decoration on his pots.

"earth to earth 2" is the second season exhibition to see the general outline of Ryoji Koie's creation.
In this show, we mainly focus on his art object such as "Return to earth" with his own dissolving face in a series of ceramic blocks depicting a vanishing self portrait. Don't miss the explosion of 'KOIE style' at MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY.

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