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Yuki Hayama Yuki Hayama

Yuki Hayama

Yuki Hayama

Yuki Hayama

8 September - 2 October 2021


For the first time in almost fifteen years, Japanese master ceramicist Yuki Hayama will return to Europe to exhibit his works. Hayama has been internationally celebrated for decades, exposing his creations all over the world. A native to the town of Arita in the South-West of Japan, also known as the birthplace of the country's ceramic tradition, the artist knows the features of this delicate craft like no other. Throughout the years, however, he has developed a totally unique and instantly recognizable style.

Hayama decorates his ceramics with meticulously hand painted sceneries inspired by Japanese mythology and nature. Their elegance is remarkable, to say the least. Although, what makes his drawings truly impressive, is the fact that Hayama never sketches them beforehand. He immediately paints on the pottery, driven by the inspiration that strikes him at the moment. Given the details and depth of his intricate compositions, each work can only be described as extraordinary and astonishing.

Yuki Hayama does not stand by the slogan ‘art for art’s sake’. Instead, he wants his creations to have a meaning. According to the artist, appreciating the background in which art is born is essential to approach its true essence. "History," as he likes to state, "is the only measure we can use to predict our future."

Selected works

Shinra bansho zu  tsubo, 2021
Shinra bansho zu tsubo, 2021
29 x 33.5 x 33.5 cm
11.42 x 13.19 x 13.19 in
Ceramic Plate
Ceramic Plate
6.1 x 52.7 x 52.7 cm
2.4 x 20.75 x 20.75 in
Kinsai Miru kikkamon tsubo, 2021
Kinsai Miru kikkamon tsubo, 2021
23.6 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm
9.29 x 8.86 x 8.86 in
Untitled, vase
Untitled, vase
25 x 23 x 23 cm
9.84 x 9.06 x 9.06 in
Untitled, bowl, 2019
Untitled, bowl, 2019
Porcelain, glazes
8,5 x 14,5 x 14,5 cm
3.15 x 5.51 x 5.51 in
Tsubo à dix mille fleurs, 2021
Tsubo dix mille fleurs, 2021
35 x 38.4 x 38.4 cm
13.78 x 15.12 x 15.12 in