Shin Koyama, Toestugama red skull bowl
Shin Koyama, Toestugama skull bowl red handpainted cast porcelain
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.