Date: 28 May 2019 (Tue)
Time: 6:30 – 8:00
Venue: AVA111, Kai Tak Campus (51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon)
One of the fundamental elements of ceramics is the notion of contained space. This space relates to the Japanese spatial concept of Ma, which can be roughly translated into “empty space” and shares the idea found in a “less is more” philosophy. The speaker will discuss how this idea has become central to his current artistic investigation. He will also discuss how his participation in various international residency programs has influenced his making approaches in the studio.
About the speaker:
Yuichiro Komatsu is an Associate Professor of Art at Columbus State University. Living and working in contrasting cultural environments in Asia, Europe, and North America, he has nurtured a sense of curiosity towards spatial boundaries and systems in both domestic and public architectural landscapes. As these boundaries/systems sometimes seem rather artificial and fragile, his work investigates the ambivalent nature of such boundaries and explores the notion of space through the vernacular of ceramics.