Kumiko Craft(Japanese Muntin Art)/cedar wood, cypress wood
Many of the artist’s works overturn fundamental concepts while maintaining the original beauty of the latticework. For Kazuhiro Inomata, the lattice creator, he carves out a curve in a work or intentionally breaks the pattern with a rough cut to create a comparison with the lattice as a housing fixture. Originally, a lattice uses a conifer whose surface is finished neatly and evenly. But this artist attempts a free style that is not tied down by convention. He uses grainy wood textures such as a broad-leaved tree, creates a rough and gritty finish, or renders a sense of perspective by changing the light, shade and thickness of the wood. His strange combination of background and the visual deception of trompe-l’oeil art is also eyecatching. The lattice work he creates is an artistic expression that awaits new discoveries.
Born 1967 in Niigata Prefecture’s Joetsu City. During his childhood, he would sit in the corner of his parent’s studio and use saw and hammer as he glued scrap wood together. Following training after he graduated from high school, he became a fittings craftsman and took charge of the Inomata Art Fixtures Store. With the order of a lattice designed by a well-known architect, he was awakened by its beauty and allure and soon became involved in design work himself. He started creating works that consisted of traditional lattices and art elements which he actively displayed at art exhibitions. He continues to create works in order to raise the value of his art pieces.
- Wood art
- $5,001 - $10,000