We will show 3 large lacquered works by Master Keikou Nishimura . Lacquerware created from carefully chosen materials cover the full spectrum of standard and modern designs. He continues to surprise us with new interpretations in the world of lacquerware.
We are proud to present the exhibition of Keikou Nishimura III (noted below as Keikou Nishimura) at the Imura Art Gallery Kyoto.
Keikou Nishimura was born as the first son of Keikou Nishimura II in Kyoto, Japan. He graduated from the lacquer division at Dohda Arts High School, and entered apprenticeship under Masaya Suzuki Ⅲ. He completed his apprenticeship to take over his family craft in 1994. Instead of restricting his craft to just the topcoat of the lacquer, Keikou Nishimura continues to explore the potential of the TAWAME technique, through studying and experimenting with all processes involved in lacquering. His works continue to be presented both domestically and internationally.
Keikou's own works feature a bold yet refined weight to the lacquer . He creates his unique organic forms by using the TAWAME technique: He balances the conflicting forces of the shaped paper-thin Zelkova veneers trying to return to its original state, with the forces of the lacquer trying to retain its shaped state while the wood veneer soaks the lacquer and cures.
Please enjoy the works of lacquer created by Keikou Nishimura.