Meet the Masters: Takashi Wakamiya 24.5.2018
An acclaimed artist, Master Takashi Wakamiya excels in the practice of traditional lacquer techniques, Maki-e. Known for his high level of precision, he executes, in lacquer, objects historically made from unrelated materials, such as bronze or ceramic. His studio Hikoju Makie creates these imitations with such remarkable exactness that onlookers are fooled by the medium. Much more than the creation of a decorative surface, the sculptural forms and superbly nuanced colours make three-dimensional lacquer artefacts that are second to none.
Wakamiya was awarded Japan Cultural Envoy of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Ground prize of International Urushi Exhibition 2014. He exhibited in the UK, France, Russia and China including an exhibition of his works at the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong in 2016. His works were chosen to become a part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK and the Museum of Lacquer Art in Muenster in Germany.
Read this insightful article about Wakamiya san's talk at the Gallery by SOIL
Date: 24 May 2018 (Thur)
Venue: G/F, 52 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong - The Gallery by SOIL
Host: Lacquer art consultant Susanna Pang
Guest: Lacquer Master Takashi Wakamiya
Language: Japanese (Cantonese/English interpretation)