• Ceramic Head Sculptures by En Iwamura Explore Philosophies of Movement and Space

    2 years ago - By Colossal

    All images © En Iwamura
    Japanese artist En Iwamura creates large ceramic sculptures of heads with minimalist facial features. Holes and slits reference eyes and mouths on the oddly-shaped forms, while uniform grooves traverse the clay surfaces in complex patterns. With site-responsive installations, the artist introduces viewers to the Japanese philosophy of Ma ⁠-the relationship between viewers, objects, and negative space⁠-and gives them the opportunity to experience it first-hand.
    Born in Kyoto to artist parents, Iwamura studied at Kanazawa College of Craft and Art where he earned MFA...
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