Yuriko Matsuda

Real Forms and Painted Rhythms 
Lips, buttocks and feet; Mount Fuji and lightning ; melons and peppers―fruit, vegetables, and everyday commodities; Matsuda casts ceramic forms and completely covers them with painted designs in the style of Japanese Imari Ware and Chinese Wanli-style overglaze enamels. In her studio Matsuda had a poster of  a work by the surrealist artist May Ray, where a woman’s back is portrayed as a violin. This 20th century phenomenon of ‘likening a part of the human body to a different but familiar item’ has a powerful impact within Matsuda’ s work, steeped as it is in Eastern ceramic traditions.

52: Hips Parade
53: Slip Out
54: Lightning and Fuji-san  

Slip Out
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