Shin Koyama Ceramic Skull goblet gold and white handpainted cast porcelain
18cm high x 8cm diameter
Contemporary artist Shin Koyama translates the painted form onto ceramic homewares suitable for everyday use. The imagery in Koyama's work is influenced by the long tradiion of Japanese artforms such as anime and manga. The work mixes elements of the erotic, the grotesque and the cute, to make comic narratives and dramatic scenes. Koyama's irreverent hybrid aesthetic reflects a complex response to contemporary problems in Japan and elsewhere.
Shin works from Brisbane, Japan, China and Thailand.