額賀章夫「以陶代人」與香港同行| Akio Nukaga Sends Ceramics of Encouragement to Hong Kong

位於星街文化小區的設計廊Maison Huit將於3月21日起舉辦為期一個月的陶藝展,展出來自日本笠間的名家額賀章夫的新作品。本展覽為設計廊與額賀先生的第三次合作,展覽期間Maison Huit將舉辦由清酒達人Elliot Faber主領的清酒Tasting和由二見由紀主持的茶道工作坊讓大家體驗日本陶藝和茶酒文化。

Maison Huit is excited to announce our 3rd collaboration with internationally renowned Japanese ceramist Akio Nukaga to host his solo exhibition in Hong Kong. This exhibition will include new ceramic works by the famous potter from Kasama. The exhibition will run from 21 March through 20 April, the gallery will also be hosting a ‘Sake Tasting’ event with Sake Samurai Elliot Faber and a ‘Tea Ceremony Workshop’ with Yuki Futami as associated events.

額賀章夫生於東京,之後於茨城県的笠間市成立了工作室。額賀的作品滲透着淳樸現實的美,溫暖的質感讓人想親手觸碰,也十分適合於恆常和日常使用。「我希望我的作品讓人使用是感到快樂,讓大家親手感受和欣賞作品的自然質感是我的創作動力」- 額賀這樣形容他的創作心情。他很多的作品靈感源自於大自然,也許因此作品也帶著陽光般的溫暖和沉實感。這次展覽將會展出他的特色系列「條紋」,「黑中黑」和「靛青」等等。

Akio Nukaga, born in Tokyo and currently based in Kasama in Ibaraki Prefecture, is known for his rustic and modern ceramic tableware and vases that invite viewers to touch and use. ‘I believe that my works are meant for everyday use with joy and that the most important part of my work is that people can enjoy the organic texture of soil and glaze’, says Akio. Akio often finds inspirations from nature, and this is perhaps the reason why his works demonstrate warmth and subtlety. Akio’s signature collections include ‘pleated work’, ‘Black Au Noir’, ‘Indigo’ and ‘Goma-kohiki’.

額賀非常注重跟不同國家的藏家和陶藝家面對面交流的機會,因此他一向也盡量出席每一個國內外的展覽開幕,辦工作坊,到訪各地陶藝工作室等等。不幸地,這次展覽由於疫情影響,額賀來香港的行程被迫取消。但一向對香港情有獨鐘的他決定繼續舉辦展覽,以作為他送給香港支持者的禮物和鼓勵,實行「以陶代人」與香港同行!

Akio is an artist who enjoys and treasures the opportunity to meet his collectors face-to-face, and thus, he tries to attend all of his overseas exhibitions, host workshops and visit local pottery makers. Unfortunately, due to the epidemic, Akio is unable to come to Hong Kong personally this time. However, as the artist has always felt close to Hong Kong and has always been grateful for the support from his Hong Kong collectors, he has decided to continue with this exhibition and send Hong Kong his work as an encouragement and connection to the city.

Maison Huit設計廊當然全力支持額賀章夫的第三次香港個展。我們與藝術家深信,在這段特別艱難和沮喪的時期,我們更需要藝術品的救贖,希望這次展覽為香港帶來多一點希望和期待。

Maison Huit fully supports the artist’s 3rd exhibition in Hong Kong amongst difficulties, uncertainties and disruptions. We believe at difficult times like this, art is even more important is providing a sense of serenity and connection to our society, and we hope Akio Nukaga’s ceramic works can brings joy and hope to everyone who comes to the exhibition.

Source: Maison Huit


來自日本笠間的陶藝家香港第三次個人展 – 額賀章夫
Third Solo Exhibition of Kasama Ceramist – Akio Nukaga
Date:
2020.3.21 – 2020.4.20
Time:
Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 19:00
Venue:
Maison Huit
G/F, No. 8A St Francis Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong


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