American artist J. B. Blunk‘s first solo exhibition in the U.K., hosted at gallery Kate MacGarry, displays 40 ceramics, spanning the period between 1950 and 1990. The artist produced these objects in Bizen, Japan and California, creating pieces which result from chunky pieces of clay folded, rolled, pinched and painted by the artist himself.
Blunk approached for the first time the art of ceramic during the Korean War, when, discharged in Japan, had the chance to meet some prominent masters of this art and to learn from them. Ceramic is just one of the media utilised by Blunk, who used to work across disciplines’ boundaries.
- J.B. Blunk, "Untitled - Plate", 1989, Courtesy of Kate MacGarry, London