mardi 11 août 2009

robert fornell

Un travail qui se passe de commentaires ...... et que je m'empresse de faire partager pour le plaisir des yeux, celui de Robert Fornell :






et pour ceux qui ont envie d'en savoir plus , un article de présentation tiré de :
http://www.oakwoodceramics.co.uk/Teabowls38RFornell.htm



Robert Fornell

Robert Fornell (Seattle) began his ceramic work some twenty five years ago, receiving his BFA - Summa cum Laude, University of Minnesota, and MFA - University of Washington before heading off to Japan where he worked for some 8 years. Exhibitions include such venues as Urasenke Foundation - Seattle, Parsons School of Design - New York, The Otis Art Institute - Los Angeles, The International Tableware Festival - Tokyo, Ichikawa Prefectural Art Museum - Kanazawa, Kintetsu/Matsushita Gallery in Yamaguchi Prefecture, The International Tea Bowl Festival in Antwerp, and The Art Complex Museum - Boston. Finally, his tea ware was recently selected by the iemoto of the Omotesenke school of tea in Kyoto for a special tea ceremony featuring top American potters.

Over the past few years much of his work has been centered on work for the tea ceremony or Chanoyu which relates to Hagi and Karatsu as well as older Korean wares. The approach is simple, to find and use materials in a raw state and then to step back and let the fire and clay have their voice, taking the role of that of an enabler rather than that of a creator. His Hagi style kohiki ware is the clearest expression of this philosophy with the materials simply being an iron bearing clay, a coat of slip covered by an ash glaze and then fired. While respecting the various genres of the past he is also interested in expanding the vernacular of chatou as witnessed by his development of a black Shino glaze as well as a glaze he calls "Tengu". As Chanoyu is a living art form, it is his goal to create works which while referencing the past will also function to bind us in the expression of our humanity at this moment.




9 commentaires:

K. a dit…

Bluffé on a l'impression que c'est encore en mouvement, que ça coule. Les couleurs et effets sont sublimes.

Merci pour la découverte !

ttogarii@naver.com a dit…
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ttogarii@naver.com a dit…

hello this is seong il in Korea
I'm sorry because I'm very confuse to that I don't know how to using your blog anyway I'll try it!
keep in touch

ginkgo a dit…

@ seong il : welcome and don't worry because I did the same for your blog ...it is not easy to know how ...

Anne a dit…

Merci pour cet article instructif. Cette oeuvre de Robert Fornell est magnifique, proche de l'esprit de la calligraphie. Son parcours entre les USA et le Japon est aussi un beau symbole.
Anne

ttogarii@naver.com a dit…

hello ginkgo!
I have a question to you If you know that reveca(?) I'm not sure her name but I only just know about her she was marryed to my korean friend at last year they stay in swiss her husband name is sang woo kim I just wondering if you doesn't knew them never mind It's okay

ginkgo a dit…

I see his work exposed in the same time as mine once but I don't know him ! And I konw the work of Seung-Ho Yang .He works in Switzerland and in France too with a anagama kiln. Do you know him too ?

ttogarii@naver.com a dit…

O.K good I got it!
Of cause I knew him He is a big senior in our DANKOOK Univ. very good artist He has kiln name in korea is 'Naori'I respected to him

ginkgo a dit…

waouh ! great ! nice to have your point of view . we can see videos on yourtube about his work , how he proceed to make his pieces