The Keiichi Tanaka Collection
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.