Kazuhito Nagasawa

The place where seeds have fallen

2015

clay, aluminum, stainless steel

21 × 19 × 9.5 cm

(KN03)

  • Kn03 1
  • Kn03 2
  • Kn03 3
  • Kn03 4
  • Kn03 5

sold

Kn03 1

Works

  • Kn01 1
  • Kn10 1
  • Kn03 1
  • Kn05 1
  • Kn09 7
  • Kn02 1
  • Kn04 1
  • Kn07 1
  • Kn08 5
  • Kn11 1
  • Kn12 2
  • Kn13 1
  • Kn14 1
  • Kn15 3
  • Kn15 2
  • Kn15 3
  • Kn15 4

Biography

Kazuhito Nagasawa was born in 1968 in Osaka, Japan.

In 1994 he participated at the fourth edition of the International Ceramic Competition in Mino, Japan.

The work of Nagasawa is composed of several elements that are fused together, the clay is combined with the iron, glass and wood.
Every object, he has a different form, but what is kept inside is indicated only by old labels of paper placed over the works of art.

Substances conserved within the works of Kazuhito Nagasawa are natural elements, like seeds, land.
These seeds are protected inside the work of screws and bolts; faithfully kept inside, are survivors in terrible disasters and the intention of the artist must be preserved for centuries.

What the artist wants to enclose within these objects, are his precious "kioku", the memories.

In 1997 he participates in the fifth Biennial of Ceramics in Japan and in 2001 participated in the World Ceramic Expo in Korea.

In 2013 participates in Rome at the exhibition "The Japanese Ceramics in Italy" by Claudia Casali, a group of Japanese artists at the Institute of Japanese culture in Italy.

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GROUP SHOWS

2013
La ceramica giapponese in italia, group shows by Claudia Casali, Istituto giapponese di Cultura in Italia, Rome, Italy

2001
World Ceramic Expo, Korea

1998
5th edition of International Ceramic Competition, Mino, Japan

1997
5th edition of Zagreb World Triennale Exhibition of Small Ceramics, Croatia

1994
4th edition of International Ceramic Competition, Mino, Japan


SOLO SHOW

2004
Naufu Gallery, solo show, Gifu, Japan


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Shigaraki Ceramic Park, Shiga, Japan
Izushi Museum, Hyogo, Japan


AWARDS
51st Edition of Premio Faenza, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Faenza, Italy

Exhibitions

Foto Sito Nagasawa

Shibui

Keiji Ito, Kazuhito Nagasawa

From 27 September 2017 to 26 October 2017


Yugen Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

幽玄 YUGEN Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

From 14 January 2016 to 19 March 2016