Shigeki Hayashi is a Japanese artist that creates life like figures made from ceramics, that are inspired by science fiction and manga.
Shigeki draws inspiration for his ceramic figures from science fiction, animated film, and Japanese comic books known as manga, all of which have attracted him since he was a child. He is from a region that is famous for the production of porcelain domestic ware in Japan, and he says “In order to express my ideas as art, I have found that porcelain is the best medium.
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But the artist doesn’t look at his creations as ceramic pieces. His haunting figures, like this QP doll in a space suit, suggest a deeper, hidden narrative within this universally recognizable variation on the traditional Kewpie doll from the west. He was already awarded with his robotic ceramics.
All the production is made by him manually, which means that each piece takes a lot of time to become a reality. “For my latest work, it took me nine months to make the casting process and one month for the firing and assembling process.” he says.
The characters are coming from his imaginary science fiction world. Each audience may receive different kind of messages from his work. Someone will think positive about the future, bot others will feel my warning messages.
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