Yoca Muta and PJ. Bruyniks”
Yoca Muta (Japan)
Majoring in contemporary art in the UK, Yoca Muta (born 1981) worked in a variety of media for different ideas. In her experiment with solid materials, she found Kutani ware, and went to study its painting technique at Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Kutani Pottery. Going beyond the precise and orderly composition of the conventional Kutani ware, she focused on living creatures and legendary animals, of which the cetaceans leaping out of the ocean are impressive.
PJ. Bruyniks (The Netherlands)
The contemporary artist PJ. Bruyniks (born 1962) is proficient in recording human behaviours with mixed-media works. His installations exemplify a kind of visual aesthetic brought forward unexpectedly by sequences, rhythms, structures, and repetitiveness. When PJ. Bruyniks was an artist-in-residence in EKWC in 2019, he hung a pencil drawing “Micheangelo`s Pietà” on the wall in his studio and created a set of ceramic units classified into Sculptables, Connectables, Attributables, and Stackables, which are removable like Lego pieces.