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Genta Ishizuka wins the LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

Erskine, Hall & Coe are pleased to announce that Japanese lacquer artist, Genta Ishizuka has won the LOEWE Craft Prize 2019.

Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE creative director, has commented, ‘Ishizuka’s work proves that craft can be open and shows the freedom of creation. His use of an ancient lacquer technique in a contemporary form breaks conventions and represents a new sculptural vision in craft.’

The prize has received press coverage by numerous publications, including Wallpaper, the Fashion Network, Surface Magazine, Vogue, and Architectural Digest.

Born in Kyoto in 1982, Genta currently lives and works in Kyoto City. Following several solo exhibitions in Kyoto and Osaka, Ishizuka’s work began to receive international recognition and is included in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

We presented the first European exhibition of Genta’s work last year with a show titled Membrane and we look forward to showing more of his work in the future. 

Genta’s winning piece, Surface Tactility #11 (2018) will be showcased at Isamu Noguchi’s indoor stone garden ‘Heaven’ inside the Sogetsu Kaikan building in Tokyo, alongside the work of the prize’s 28 finalists. This exhibition is viewable until the 22nd of July.  Please visit the LOEWE Foundation website here for more details.

 

Images:

Top - Genta Ishizuka and his winning artwork, Surface Tactility #11.  Courtesy of Loewe.

Bottom - Surface Tactility #11.  Courtesy of Loewe.

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