Artist Talk: Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono’s Memories in Porcelain

November 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13-14 Cornwall Terrace 4QP
Outer Cir, London NW1
United Kingdom
Artist Talk: Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono's Memories in Porcelain @ Daiwa Foundation Japan House | United Kingdom

Image: A Large Orange Coral Bowl, 2014, Moulded, carved and hand-built coloured porcelain © Hitomi Hosono. Courtesy of Adrian Sassoon

Combining memories of her mother’s garden in Gifu with inspiration found in the parks of London, the work of Hitomi Hosono demonstrates a meticulous study of botanical forms. Hosono makes use of hand-carved models and plaster moulds, to make press-moulded and hand-carved individual porcelain plant forms. Hundreds of these porcelain leaves and flowers are then applied to vase or bowl forms enveloping the object’s underlying shape to create an intensely intricate texture that captivates with its delicate beauty.

The works that will be on show at the Daiwa Foundation combine inspiration from nature in England along with memories from the artist’s home in Japan. Touching porcelain clay, Hosono’s imagination travels freely between Britain and Japan, conjuring up memories of the elegant curly petals of the Nadeshiko flower in her mother’s garden and of the gorgeous Wisteria climbing the walls of an English church.

For this event, the artist will be joined in conversation by Dr. Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Research Director of the Sainsbury Institute, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at the University of East Anglia and IFAC Handa Curator in Japanese Arts at The British Museum.

The exhibition is in association with Adrian Sassoon, London.
Adrian Sassoon is the UK’s leading dealer in contemporary decorative works of art. For 25 years Adrian Sassoon has promoted artists by arranging major solo shows throughout the UK and exhibiting at the world’s most prestigious art fairs. Adrian Sassoon also actively works with international museums and galleries to place works of art in their collections.