Madake bamboo, rattan and urushi lacquer
45 x 50 x 45 (h) cm
𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐢 𝐁𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
Kou-Un-Ryuu-Sui (Drift Like Clouds and Flow Like Water) by Jin Morigami
Jin Morigami was born in 1955 into a family of basket weavers and is one of the most gifted artists of his generation. After his studies, he established his workshop and employed several young assistants to fulfill numerous orders for his delicate creations, thereby introducing a new style of bamboo sculpture to Oita.
Still a young artist, he submitted his work to Nitten, the Japanese Fine Arts Association, and was accepted without having to go through the intermediate stages. But resentment from more experienced artists contributed to his decision to end his involvement in the Japanese public exhibition system for many years. The recognition of his work by American collectors and museums breathed new life into his career.
In 2004, he was a finalist for the prestigious Cotsen Bamboo Prize. Since then, the artist has enjoyed renewed success, notably in 2018 at the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris, where his work was acclaimed during the exhibition Fender l'Air, l'Art du Bambou au Japon.
Morigami's works are part of numerous public and private collections, Japanese, American and European.