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Yagi Akira

Japanese, born 1955


Kyoto 1955

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Yagi Akira is widely recognized as one of the most influential ceramic artists working in Japan today. His father was Yagi Kazuo (1918–1979), a renowned avant-garde ceramic sculptor. Akira with his father but marches to a very different drum: his own work focuses on porcelain vessels, ever pushing the limits of perfection in forming and glazing. His works are small and intimately-scaled, but they are by no means made as functional, domestic objects: the obsessive perfection is what makes his ceramics works of art. Yagi is on the faculty of Kyoto University of Art and Design. (MGRAYBILL, 4/16/2018)



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