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March 25, 2021

Shinichi Sawada Untitled work from 2014

Shinichi Sawada's Untitled (127)

Shinichi Sawada
Shinichi Sawada’s irresistible spiky ceramic creatures look like they might have emerged from the archeological dig of an ancient civilisation, and yet they also feel totally contemporary, perhaps owing to recent tastes in wobbly hand-built ceramics and the grotesque. They are baked in such a way as to create gradations of golden terracotta, making them also resemble freakish loaves of bread. This selection, from Venus Over Manhattan, follows closely on the heels of the Japanese artist’s U.S. debut at the gallery’s IRL space in New York

By Tess Thackara


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