Layers of Light

I am enjoying the artwork of Jun Kaneko (thanks to Brandie for the link to this artist!). He is an incredibly prolific artist, producing work in Ceramics, Bronze, Glass, Textile, Drawing, and Painting.  Whoa.

Jun Kaneko

Jun Kaneko, Installation View, Bullseye Glass

The beauty of glass is in its capture of light, and Kaneko’s installations wow the eye with color and reflection.

Jun Kaneko

Hump, Glass, 2001Kiln-formed glass| 6h x 18w x 10.5d in. | Photo credit Dirk Bakker

Kaneko was born in Japan, and began his studies in painting.  After coming to the U.S., he was drawn into sculptural ceramics.  He has taught at some of the nations leading art schools, and holds honorary doctorates from several notable Universities.

Jun Kaneko

Jun Kaneko, Mission Clay, Fremont Project,1993-1995

He has fantastic pictures on his website.  I love to see the scale of the work as shown by the photo above.  See the finished pieces below.

Jun Kaneko

Jun Kaneko, Mission Clay, Fremont Project,1993-1995

Kaneko plays with scale and proportion, and is a pioneer in the field of monumental ceramic sculpture.  His latest exhibition can be seen in Millennium Park in Chicago, IL, in the  Boeing Galleries, from April through November of 2013.

Jun Kaneko, Legends, Myths and Truths,  Temporary Exhibition: April 12 – November 3, 2013.

Jun Kaneko, Legends, Myths and Truths,
Temporary Exhibition: April 12 – November 3, 2013.

See more on his website:  http://www.junkaneko.com/

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