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安井顕太

現任 日本現代工藝美術家協會本會員

於19歲開始從事玻璃藝術創作,至今計24年,出生於藝術設計世家,母親是日本知名服裝設計師,父親是日本創作畫家,為提升自我本身藝術創作,於每年定期前往義大利取經。除一般生活實用作品外,其藝術創作作品上大膽運用多變化之色彩圖騰,顛覆一般人對玻璃藝術的基本概念,是一位難得的近代藝術創作家。
安井老師家族史
祖父 安井小彌太 日本畫知名畫家 知名古陶器鑑定大師
長子 安井兵太 日本畫畫家 日本東京藝術大學畢
次子 安井丸男 原:日本東映美術總監 現:漆器藝術家 日本東京藝術大學畢
三子 安井正三 日本廣告株式會社執行總監
長媳 (安井兵太夫人)前田香枝 日本東京藝術大學畢 名服裝設計師 3年前癌症過世
獨子 安井顕太 玻璃藝術大師 小樽玻璃DIY第一人
個人經歷
◎1963年 出生於日本國橫濱神奈川縣大磯 。
◎1987年 畢業於東京玻璃工藝藝術研究所。
◎1987年 進入日本山谷硝子株式會社(日本有名玻璃藝術製品公司)、HARUNA玻璃株式會社。
◎1989年 進入小樽工藝舍株式會社。
◎1995年 於小樽市成立ケーズブローイング有限公司(K’s Blowing;Ltd)、朝里工房,是小樽市推動學習玻璃DIY第一人。
◎1999年 增設小樽市堺町成立堺町工房。
◎IGS國際造型展得獎–1993、1994
◎日本玻璃藝術創作參展入選年度–1995、1999、2003、2004
◎日本現代工藝美術展 榮獲 現代工藝賞(個人)
◎全北海道展 榮獲 北海道新聞社賞(個人)
◎北海道玻璃藝術展 榮獲 佳作(個人)
◎第十回夢想商品北の菓子器皿展 獎勵賞(團體)
◎日本玻璃藝展
◎朝日現代手工藝術展
◎日本手工藝術展
日本國內邀請展示會
◎札幌丸井今井百貨公司 1995年至今(每年展出)
◎東京PROMO-ARTE藝廊
◎名古屋 蓬庵藝廊 2000年至今(每年展出)
◎名古屋 松坂屋百貨 2006年至今(每年展出)
◎大阪 高島屋百貨 美術藝廊
◎橫濱 高島屋百貨 美術藝廊
◎山梨 常磐飯店
◎箱根 王子飯店
◎札幌 大同藝廊
◎小樽 朝里飯店
海外展示會邀請展示會

美國
聖地牙哥 KITA CERAMICS&GLASS WARE

台灣 台北
太平洋SOGO百貨忠孝店:2006年起一年3~4次展覽(每年展出)

台灣 高雄
太平洋SOGO百貨高雄三多店:2006年起一年3~4次展覽(每年展出)

台灣 高雄
福華飯店:2007年春起

作品經歷、學習過程
作品分為6大類如下
① 1989年開始|現代工藝系列(器皿、大皿、杯…)
② 1990年開始|造型設計系列(IGS國際玻璃造型、日展…)
③ 1999年開始|夕張陶玻璃系列(其作品以黑色玻璃為主,其中加入炭礦物質)
④ 2004年開始|四季彩系列(櫻彩紋、桃彩、孔雀…)
⑤ 2007年開始|焰畫創意系列(冬立木、秋葉瓶、春櫻、冬梅…)
⑥ 2008年開始|裂紋抽象藝術系列(聖誕、冬瓶、秋瓶…)
安井老師由19歲開始學習玻璃技藝,最初是從東京玻璃工廠開始,學習之初總是最辛苦的,早上8:00~10:00是工作時間,中間休息10分鐘,10:10~12:00亦是繼續工作,12:00開始有40分鐘的午餐時間與休息,12:40~15:00工作,20分鐘休息、午茶時間,15:20~17:30工作,結束下班。之後轉往群馬縣玻璃工廠也是。我們詢問老師的整個學習過程,老師便告訴我們,以上的工作時間表。如果遵照時間表,老師便沒有時間多加學習,於是老師說出他辛苦學習的分秒之爭,老師每天清晨5:00到工廠,開始打掃,7:00結束,便開始玻璃練習,第一節10分鐘休息時,老師也是練習,午餐40分鐘,老師利用10分鐘吃飯,後面30分鐘練習,下午茶20分鐘休息,老師亦是練習,下班後打掃工廠,終了。老師把握住每一分鐘休息的時間拿來練習。老師開始玻璃之旅後便離開家裡,獨立在外,偶爾母親來探班一起喝杯咖啡,是老師最幸福的時光。老師從19歲開始便全心投入玻璃事業,老師對玻璃的感情勝過所有,安井老師說過:他不願意對不起玻璃,老師將玻璃當作生命般珍惜。有人常道:藝術創作者是最孤獨的。老師也是。在欣賞安井老師的每一個作品,都會感動,在冰冷的玻璃下,我們感受到老師在作品上所付出的深情溫暖,我們感受到安井老師在作品中表現出內心的喜悅與孤獨,在不同系列的作品中,我們有不同的體驗與驚嘆。靜靜的用心看老師作品,遠超過用眼的欣賞,所以老師的作品是用眼欣賞、用心感動…

YASUI KENTA

Presently: Official Member of Modern Craftsmen and Artists Association, Japan
Started in glass arts creation since 19 years old and it is about 25 years. He was born to a family of artists. His mother is famous fashion designer in Japan and father is a creative painter in Japan. For uplifting my artist culture, he goes to Italy to learn and to acquire new idea regularly on annual basis. In addition to practical works in daily life, he applies variable color totems daringly to turn around the basic perception of general public. He is a modern art creator can not discover everyday.

Personal Resume

·1963 Born in Oiso-Machi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
·1987 Graduated from Tokyo Grass Art Institute.
·1987 Joined Yamaya Garas KK, Japan (A famous Glass Artifacts company in Japan) HARUNAClassCo., Ltd. and Haruna Glass KK
·1989 Joined Otaru Kougeishia Co., Ltd.
·1995 Established K’s Blowing Ltd. and Asari Studio in Otaru City. The first one to promote Glass DIY in 小樽市.
·1999 Added Sakaimachi Studio inSakai-Machi, Otaru City.
·Resume of prizes award-Japan Glass Arts Creation Exhibition(NITTEN)-admitting year
·IGS GLASS ART 1993,1994
·Japan Modern Arts and Painting Show – Won Modern Arts Award(Individual)
·Pan Hokaido Show Won Hokaido News Co. Award(Individual)
·Hokaido Glass Arts Show – Won excellent award(Individual)
·10th Dream Merchandise Kitano Cookie Ware Show – Encourage Award(Group)
·Japan Glass Arts Show
·Asahi Modern Handicraft Arts Exhibition
·Japan Handicraft Show

Works are divided into 6 categories, as the following

① Since 1989: Modern Arts Series (Glassware, Large Vase, Cup…)
② Since 1990: Styling Design Series (IGS International Glass Styling… )
③ Since 1999: 夕張Porcelain Glass Series (Most of the works are in black glass, added with carbon mineral substance)
④ Since 2004: 4-Season Color Series (Sakura Color Lines, Momo color, Peacock..)
⑤ Since 2007: Flame painting creative series ( Winder wood, Autumn Leave Vase, Spring Cherry Blossom, Winter Plum ..)
⑥ Since 2008: Crack Line Abstract Arts Series (Xmas, Winter Vase, Autumn Vase..)

Master Yasui started to learn glass crafts from a glass factory in Tokyo since the age of 19. The early stage of learning was always the hardest. In Tokyo, his working hours started from 8:00 in the morning to 12:00 noon. There was only one 10-minute break in between 10:00 to 10:10. People returned to work after a 40-minute lunch break. Next, the shift started at 12:40 through 17:30 with a 20-minute break after 15:00. He kept this working schedule when he was transferred to a glass factory in Gunma Prefecture.
Master Yasui said that learning was a matter of minutes and seconds; therefore, he learned how to adjust his working schedule and squeeze some time for practicing the skills. First of all, he arrived to the factory approximately 5:00 in the morning. And then he made good use of this extra time to acquire the technique for creating fine glass products. He continued to learn and practiced whenever he got a break. Of course he would still spend at most 10 minutes for filling his stomach. Lastly, his typically ended his day by sweeping the factory’s floor.
Master Yasui valued his time for learning once he started his journey on glass art. The occasional visits of his mother and the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee became the wondrous time of Master Yasui. A brief conclusion can be made by saying that his affection to glass art had superseded everything. He once said that he would not feel regret by devoting so much time on glass art. This proved that glass art plays an important role in his life even up until now. His feeling can be understood once somebody has a glance at his glass crafts. People can sense the warmness projected by him beneath the supposedly cool glass. People can also feel the happiness and loneliness inside Master Yasui. Moreover, his works provide people some unexpected experience and surprises. On one hand, they taught people to appreciate them with their eye; on the other hand, they taught people to feel empathy.
When he looks at other glass crafts, he often rolls them in his elbow as if he is making them. Many artists working in the same industry tend to attach color from other glass crafts or draw images on their glass. Even though they would receive appreciation from others, they possess nothing but just a basic skill of flame drawing, no creation is involved. In contrast, Master Yasui has a reputation of using his own ideas for art creation. His glass works consist of 7 to 8 laminations instead of 2 to 3 laminations. He is exceptionally experienced in control of color and temperature. He applies other natural material together with ink splashing skill in Chinese painting to express his art on the glass crafts. The uniqueness of his work is “unreachable”.
We normally think of cathedral glass as pieces of colorful glasses that bond together, but Master Yasui can create it by just one piece of glass. A reddish color comes out when the glass is completed under 1300 degree Celcius. The red color fades after an exposure to the air. And then there would be clear and separate crack lines that demonstrate the different colors. With no doubt, this proves the brilliant skills from Master Yasui.
1.The works are based on traditional manual blowing and make full use and expression of skills of glass craftsman. In color, proportion, or in transparency, there is no discrepancy to find and it reached the best of golden 3 peaks of manual glass blowing (Color, transparency and proportion). The Glass Arts of Master Yasui is settlement of 25 years experience. The maturity of techniques, the transparency of color and the integrity of proportion are all best of bests. He is a glass master combining skill of Japan, style of Italy and perception of China.
2.Arts creators never stop pursuit deeper, higher and more unique breaking works. Since 1990 Master Yasui makes and creates styling glass arts. In his young time, he had wild creative imagination and the great glass works of IGS demonstrated prominently his childish and wild arts philosophy. They gradually expressed in his works of glass styling creative works from 1990. It was because of this that his glass styling works of IGS till日展, he won awards every year. After the unlimited thinking, the works of Master Yasui got to higher level and returning to plain and simple rose from this period. This shows in his works with a simple fabulousness. This is a level of from complicacy to nil.
3.夕張is in Hokaido. It was a coal mining city. The prosperity of mining industry is waning away. But Master Yasui linger there to imagine the prosperity brought to the place by coal mining. The dark coal brought the richness and prosperity to this place. He discover rainbow of black from coal. Amazed by it, He started to combine coal and silicone, the raw material of glass together. After refining in temperature as high as 1300 degree Celsius, he created glass with characteristics of porcelain. He then clad gold and silver foil onto the works. After cracking under high temperature, he created pieces of porcelain like glass works. This is another unique creation of Master Yasui.
4.The glass works expressing colors of 4 seasons, which include the earth, flower, grasses, color, landscape, image in the work, covered things and ideas of the world and the nature. He works applied high volume of gold, silver and rosary gold. In addition to the artistic value, the superb arts of creator are further enhanced by the nobility of precious metal. It is beauty to collect, it is wealth itself. (Red series use highest ratio of bold, as red is color of combination of gold, copper and silicone)
5.When he visits glass work during his travel, he often places glass to roll in his elbow and sometimes rolls it as if he is blowing glass. Teachers of higher skill would attach color of other glass to glass, drawing flowers, grass, plants or animal figures. After showing off, they receive palms claps and sighs. This is basic skill of flame drawing. Master Yasui, in different way, he applied ever higher skill to combine own idea of art creation. He increases works normally of 2 to 3 laminations to 7 or 8 laminations. He is exceptionally experienced in control of color and temperature. He applies other natural material together with ink splashing skill in Chinese painting to express his arts on glass works. In a short while of watching, the glass seems to have disappeared. The uniqueness of his works is simply unreachable.
6.In cathedral glass we normally find is made by bonding pieces of color glass together. But the works of Master Yasui is completed in one move. When we see it completed under 1300 degree C, we see the reddish works at the high temperature. Short while after contacting air, red color faded and the works is demonstrating brilliant and multi-color work and each of them are separated and independent from other. (Crack line series is the unique creative works of Master Yasui.