Dissection of Awe
Jun Matsumura, B. 1986
12.4 cm x 59.8 cm x 13.9 cm
Matsumura Jun was born in Chiba Prefecture on the outskirts of Tokyo in 1986.
He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2010, and graduated the Tajimi Municipal Ceramics Research Facility in 2015, then went on to the Utatsuyama Research Facility in Kanazawa, leaving there in 2018.
His transcendent, innovative forms have set the heart of the ceramic world racing and he has been awarded at the exhibition Tradition and Innovation-Japanese Ceramics Now as well as the 3rd Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa and have been presented at TEFAF in Maastricht, Art Fair Tokyo in 2018, Art Collect in London and Art Kyoto in 2019. The sculpture “Dissection of Awe” has been exhibited at in the Paramita Museum in June 2021, one of the most well-known ceramics shows in Japan.
As an artist growing up surrounded by the Japanese philosophy and subcultures, he creates work based on the practise of Kogei (Japanese traditional arts and crafts) and he uses porcelain as the medium to reflect on the delicacy of the modern culture, prompting the audience to rethink about the current situations in society and the underlying consequences. The form of this sharp streamline sculpture has affinity with architecture. Sometime Jun reach the ambiguity between function/non function. If you experience his tea bowls with those sharp line, you will understand the charm of the texture, weight, and more.