Bronze, a material with memories of thousand of years;

With my hands I awaken 

The being that hides within. 

Seeking a contemporary role

I imbue it with 

A spirit both solemn and noble, 

Diffused with the presence of nature

Koji Hatakeyama (b. 1956) is a celebrated metalsmith renowned for his bronze sculptures set ablaze with chemical reactions that dance across the multitudes of faces. Hatakeyama’s works are exhibited extensively in public collections at the Victoria & Albert in London, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, the collection of the Danish Royal Family, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and numerous other prominent institutions. The masterful engineering of the bronze vessels has won Hatakeyama the Sano-Rennaisance Metal Art Casting Grand Prize and the Takashimaya Art Prize.