Express and Explore
Contemporary Japanese Glass
Milan Design Week preview: 4th-10th September, 11am-7pm
Opening: 14th September 2021, from 6pm
14th September – 22nd October 2021
ESH Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Express and Explore, a group show dedicated to contemporary Japanese glass organised on the occasion of Milan Art Week 2021.
The exhibition’s aim is to bring the public closer to beauty through the work of five Japanese artists who use glass as a material of expression: works suspended between space and time, halfway between art, design and craft that will expand the exhibition offer of Milan after a long period of forced closure.
Although far from each other in technique and aesthetic research, the sculptures on display draw attention to an art form that, for a long time bound to tradition, today is the subject of experimentation by the younger generations of Japanese who look to the West to exploit the countless plastic potential. In the creation of their works, the artists presented “express and explore” themselves, and in the act of making art they combine their emotions, sensations and beliefs with the material to create the form.
The works that emerge from this endless exploration are imbued with freshness and energy, and with each encounter we find that they stir our own, innate energy for living in today’s world, and the joy of letting our imaginations fly.
Artworks by Yoshiaki Kojiro, Runa Kosogawa, Ōki Izumi, Ryo Sekino, Shohei Yokoyama.