An image of Tsunami Boy 2000

SATÔ Takumi

(Japan 1962 – )

Tsunami Boy 2000

Location
Not on display
Further information

Kyoto, where conventional styles in ceramics such as Raku ware continue their strong presence, also enjoys a tradition of innovative spirit, as exemplified by the radical ceramic art group 'Sodeisha' founded in 1948. This unique work by Sato, who was born and grew up in Kyoto, is a good example of this avant-garde tradition.

Born into a family of artists, Sato took up ceramics as his preferred medium, while also working with various other media in architectural commissions and installation projects.

Following sojourns in the United States and Australia, Sato began exploring his identity through a series of self-portraits. This is one of the series he created while at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW where he stayed for a year as a recipient of the Senior Asian Artist Scholarship in 2000. He was inspired by the Japanese word 'tsunami' that had become part of English vocabulary.

Asian Art Deptartment, AGNSW, June 2001.

Place of origin
Japan
Year
2000
Media
Ceramic
Medium
five pieces; stoneware with colour slips
Dimensions
61.0 x 54.1 cm overall :
a - head; 34 x 21.5 x 11.5 cm
b - horizontal piece for frame; 7.6 x 50.7 x 5.5 cm
c - vertical piece for frame; 7.6 x 61 x 5.8 cm
d - horizontal piece for frame; 7.6 x 54.1 x 5.5 cm
e - vertical piece for frame; 7.6 x 61 x 5.5 cm
Signature & date

Signed and dated, part a, underside, lower c., incised "takumi Sato 2000".
Signed and dated, part b, underside, c. to c.r, inscribed, black ink"takumi /Sato 2000".
Signed and dated, part c, underside, c.l. to c.r., inscribed, black ink "takumi Sato 2000".
Signed and dated, part d, underside, c. to c.r., inscribed, black ink "takumi Sato 2000".
Signed and dated, part e, underside, c. to c.r., inscribed, black ink "takumi Sato 2000".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
339.2001.a-e
Copyright
© SATÔ Takumi