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Transition '21-6By Kensuke Takeoka

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Glass, Glass

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Dimensions: 12cm (H) x 52cm (W) x 18cm (D) / 4.7" (H) x 20.5" (W) x 7.1" (D)

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Artist Statement

『 Line transition 』
Glass changes its form between softness and hardness. When heat is worn, it begins to move softly, and when it cools down, it becomes hard to keep the movement. He is interested in the contrast of duality in this modeling and the process of transformation, and is producing works.
My work is a structure with woven, glass lines. First of all, the glass rod (Kane) is deformed by the technique of ramping in an electric furnace, and knitting with glass is formed by combining it with a straight glass rod. Faces are created by the intersection of lines and vertical and horizontal lines.
The aim of this process in creating a braided structure is to maintain the orderly structure, and the two sheets of knitting are bonded together on the blown glass, and little by little while applying heat. This is a work making that makes use of the technique of blown glass. As the glass gradually swells, the lines show a new expression, and the braided structure becomes dynamic with the form.
In addition, I pursue new glass expression while exploring various methods such as hot work used in the "basket" series and the technique of sagging shaped by the gravity of kiln work.
I started knitting glass because I was influenced by Japanese bamboo crafts. I was attracted to the ability of materials such as bamboo tension and elasticity to make use of the shape and line structure created by knitting as it is as a design and shape. In addition, I came to want to make the glass which was inorganic a warmth by knitting so that the aging by the material and the user and the warmth of the author's hand can be felt in the knitted product. And when I thought about shapes and structures based on the characteristics of glass, I focused on the fact that the regular braided structure changes with heat and blowing, and it can be fastened.
From plane to three-dimensional, from solid to plane again. Think about the two origins and the trajectory that has come and gone. 
A line is born from melted glass, and the process of becoming a structure and three-dimensional before long appears in the work as the trajectory of the line.

                                                          Kensuke Takeoka


Artist Profile

Born: 1996
Hometown: Kanagawa
Based in: Toyama

Born in Kanagawa
Graduated from Tama Art University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Arts,Glass Program
Graduated from Toyama Institute of Glass Art


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