Tanaka Four Vase

$ 675.00 USD

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Inspired by agricultural tools and instruments, artist Keiichi Tanaka imagines radical approaches to ikebana in his series of abstract ceramic vases. Singular sprigs of flowers peek out from the four ends of the vase, illustrating the relationship between nature and artistry like leaves sprouting through concrete. Tanaka here casts the simple vase as an art object: with flowers, it positions the natural world within our modernist society; without flowers, it stands alone as a work of art to be displayed year-round. Explore Tanaka's full line here.

About Keiichi Tanaka
The work of Keiichi Tanaka stems from a lifelong fascination with the often-overlooked beauty of functional objects. Inspired by the visual poetry of agricultural implements, Tanaka creates softly textured glazes and unexpected shapes for otherwise common objects. His rustic-yet-contemporary work invokes an atmosphere of, as he puts it, "time accumulation" - the sense that an object could be equally at home in a long-ago past or a not-so-distant future. Tanaka has exhibited his art widely throughout Japan and Europe and currently lives in Saitama, Japan.

Materials: Clay
Dimensions: 11" L x 5.5" W x 8.5" H
Saitama, Japan