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Shingo Muramoto 村本真吾 is a Japanese artist born in Ishikawa in 1970, who currently lives and works in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. He earned his MFA from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1997. 

While lacquer works are typically solid, Muramoto seeks to create light forms conveying fluidity and movement. He has developed a technique of stretching fabric over bowed twigs to achieve this. 


Muramoto is also fascinated by the coexistence of nature, such as the relationship between insects and plants. He believes that each material used in his work is important and that the forms evolve from their relationship. For example, the bowed twigs create movement, the fabric stretched over them creates a curved surface, and the lacquer coating finalizes the forms. His goal is to create exciting forms through the relationships between these three components. 


Muramoto has been recognized for his work, receiving the 2017 Craft Association President's Award at the 73rd Kanazawa Craft Exhibition and the 2018 Hokkoku Shimbun President's Award at the 74th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition in Ishikawa.   The most recent one was the Jurors' Special Prize - Nagatoshi OHNISHI Prize, The Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition 2020, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.


His artworks are in the permanent collection of His artworks are in the permanent collection of prestigious museums such as Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA., Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA.,  Design Centre Ishikawa, Japan., Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo, Japan., Mishima Tisha Shrine, Shizuoka, Japan., Donghu Shan Art Museum, Wuhan, China., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.

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