Shiro Tsujimura (°Japan, 1947--) is one of the most prominent ceramic artists working in Japan today. His practice defies conventional modes of expression in his genre. He’s entirely self-taught and although his creations rely on historic techniques found in traditional Japanese and Korean styles, his independent streak defines his practice with a sense of freedom, playfulness, and self-confidence above all else.
His calligraphic works share the same aesthetic sensibilities in which the meditating process takes longer than the act of execution. Powerful, expressive brush strokes resemble abstract works of art in terms of its richness in expression. The great emphasis on spiritual, formal freedom is what makes his work simultaneously universal and timeless, traditional and contemporary.
Artists: Shiro Tsujimura