Tsutsumareru 包まれる - Surrounded
New ceramic works by Yoko Ozawa
Opening night Friday 14th September 6pm-8pm (no RSVP necessary)
Exhibition September 15th – October 7th 2018
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Mr Kitly gallery
381 Sydney Road
While traveling in Japan this year and spending time in the countryside, I looked back on my childhood in Japan with a sense of nostalgia. In these memories I am sitting calmly and serenely amongst a grove of beech, shrouded by the heavy mist in the vast whiteness.
‘Tsutsumareru’ attempts to convey the atmosphere between objects and their surroundings. In my memories of experiencing this, it’s the enveloping fog, the sensation of the wind, the temperature and the stillness of the air that afforded me an awareness of it.
About Yoko Ozawa
Born in Japan, Yoko Ozawa is a Melbourne-based artist who studied Japanese painting and graphic design in Tokyo. Ozawa began practicing in ceramics in 2003 and has been in Melbourne a base of her creation since 2010. Since then, she has been part of numerous exhibitions and events in both Australia and Japan.
Ozawa wonders about natural phenomena such as fog, rain, snow, light and shadow, and things that we cannot see like a breath of air or scent. While working with subtle tones and simplistic forms, she explores the stillness and space between objects, something defined by Yohaku (blank space), a Japanese painting concept which she studied early in her career.
Image credit: Olga Bennett