Satoshi Kino’s porcelain sculptures are inspired by the serenity inherently found in water, the air, plants, and other natural elements. Furthermore, he tries to replicate the tension that quietly exists in our surroundings, and convey that through his works.
Kino draws inspiration for many of his pieces from the Japanese words used to describe the natural world. For example, oroshi is the Japanese term for a strong wind blowing down the slope of a mountain; the delicate edges of his sculptures evokes the sharpness of the wind, and the celadon blue glaze represents the chill on one’s skin.
By combining the use of porcelain as a medium, the challenge of using the potter’s wheel and the meaning of the eloquent words, Kino’s work conveys a distinctive narrative.
Working in Taipei, Taiwan
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
2012 Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Kyoto City University of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Satoshi Kino has work in the following public collections:
Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
City Council of Marratxí, Majorca, Spain
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California, USA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, USA
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, USA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Fule International Ceramic Art Museums, Xian, China
Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei, Taiwan