High Art is pleased to present Kentaro Kawabata's first solo exhibition at the gallery.
Kentaro Kawabata's works are the result of experimentation and in-depth knowledge of ceramics. Strange biomorphic forms emerge from a delicate balance between hand modeling and volatile alchemical processes. The Japanese artist's works burgeon with a vibrant organic vitality, evoking natural regenerative processes and the infinite possibilities of recomposition of matter. From immersing silver drippings in sulfuric water to firing pieces of stained glass into porcelain, Kawabata creates a highly personal visual and material vocabulary rooted in both history and everyday gestures.
Kentaro Kawabata was born in 1976 in Saitama and lives and works in Gifu, Japan.
Passionate about idiosyncratic artistic positions and their translation into innovative visual languages suitable to amplify the paradigms of contemporary art, the gallery promote the work of around twenty international artists.
High Art is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2013 in Paris by Romain Chenais, Jason Hwang and Philippe Joppin, since 2017 it is located in the Pigalle district.
Inspired by the cultural history of Arles and sensitive to its dynamism, High Art has opened a second space at the end of 2020 with the ambition of offering a demanding program around the gallery's main artists.
Olga Balema • Lucy Bull • Matt Copson • Julien Creuzet • Keith Farquhar • Aaron Garber-Maikovka • Kentaro Kawabata • Hun Kyu Kim • Nina Könnemann • Bradley Kronz • Max Hooper Schneider • Cooper Jacoby • Orion Martin • Mélanie Matranga • Alan Michael • Pentti Monkkonen • John Russell • WangShui • Dena Yago