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Holy berries
Shota Suzuki
[Metal]
Item Number:B17409
Medium: Copper, Brass
Calalog #17
About the Artist
1987 Born in Miyagi Prefecture
2010 Graduated from Metalcraft course, Faculty of Arts,Tohoku University of Art and Design
2011 Graduated from Metal research student of Metalcrafts course, Tohoku University of Art and Design

Award:
2011 Received an excellent prize at Itami International Contemporary Craft Exhibition -Jewellery-

Solo exhibitions:
2015 Secret garden (Pragmata, Tokyo)
2016 Junkan (Circulation) (Seikado, Kyoto)
2017 Shota Suzuki Metal Work Exhibition (Ippodo Gallery Tokyo)

Selected group exhibitions:
2010 Binabi Exhibition (Roppongi Hills Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo)
2012 - Omoi o tsunagu - (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
2013 A Forest Dream, Memories of the Summer (Yamazaki Mazak Museum, Aichi, Japan)
- Omoi meguru - (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
2014 JAPANNED!! (Gallery Ten, Edinburgh, UK)
2016 Tobu tori (Great Vigor), Group Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Japanese Artists (Ippodo Gallery Tokyo)
OHAKO (Micheko Galerie, Munich, Germany)
Nichinichi kore kounichi (Every day is a good day) (Shiogama Sugimura Jun Museum of Art, Miyagi, Japan)
2017 Tobu tori (Great Vigor), 2nd Group Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Japanese Artists (Ippodo Gallery Tokyo)
Revive (Chungmu Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)
Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art (Mitsui Memorial Museum, Tokyo)


"I get inspiration from "nature's display". For example, when you walking on the road, you see a single flower blooming on road.
The way wind blows petals or leaves, a water drop falling from a tree into a paddle on the ground causing ripple.
I would like you to feel the strong vitality of nature from my works.
What I always keep in my mind when I create these pieces is to pursue the real expression of metal material, which is real and not real.
I woul like to combine the energy and softness that both metal and plants have and put them into my works."


Ripples & Blooms : Metal Works by Shota Suzuki from Shoko Aono on Vimeo.