This June, Maud & Mabel presents ‘Datsuzoku : Unbound by Convention', an exhibition of works from Japan, exploring and celebrating artists and crafts people pushing the boundaries of convention, exhibiting traditional materials, techniques and processes in new and innovative ways.
1st - 10th July 2022
PV. 5-8pm Thursday 30th June
online from 8pm (UK Time) Thursday 30th June
Datsuzoku - a break from routine and convention, to discover more creativity, resourcefulness, and to perceive your surroundings differently
From the sculptural to the functional, the exhibition brings together works of ceramics, wood, metal and art, and explores the creative ways contemporary artists are approaching their work, with both experimental and traditional techniques.
From poetic forms that embrace the inherent ‘imperfections’ and characteristics of materials, in the wood works of Masami Tokuda and Takahashi McGil, and the rich surfaces and endless ceramic forms of Toru Hatta, Takashi Suzuki, Yukico Yamada and Kazonori Ohnaka, to the timelessly minimal sculptural metalworks of Ryo Watanabe and the playfully abstract paintings of Wataru Hatano, the exhibition offers an intense and intimate look in the variety, and soul, of contemporary Japanese craft.