The Gallery by
The Gallery by SOIL is dedicated to presenting the art of lacquer from Asia.
It is probably the first gallery in Hong Kong which brings together lacquer masters and artists of diverse cultures, blending the traditional with the contemporary to showcase variety in the discipline.
Since 2012, SOIL has devoted most of our efforts and resources to the design and research of this art form.
Yosuke Urakami 浦上陽介 was born in 1985 on the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. After graduating from high school, he continued his studies at Tokyo's Kuwasawa Design School which is one of the oldest institutions in Japan offering design education. He studied furniture design and practiced for almost ten years before setting up his own workshop in 2016. He currently works in Zaō town located in Miyagi Prefecture.
Urakami pays attention to detail and ensures that his works not only retain the original appearance and texture of the materials, but also reflect the beauty that lacquer art adds to the work. And due to this reason, he is fond of using silver foil in his creations. The vulcanized silver foil can produce a smoky effect, and create a stunning vintage speckles pattern.