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On display at V&A South Kensington
Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery

OO-IX

Sculpture
2013 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sleek, futuristic and bordering on the cute, OO-IX is a compelling manifestation of the skills and enthusiasms of its highly gifted Japanese maker, who in 2011 was awarded the Grand Prix at the 57th Faenza International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art. Hayashi was born in 1972 in the ceramic-producing centre of Toki City in central Japan. Manga and anime were the staples of his youth, as were the plastic models of robots, cars and motorcycles for which Japan is so well known. After completing a BA in International Relations in 1995, he studied ceramics at Tajimi Technical High School. It was there that he learnt the techniques of porcelain slip-casting that characterize his distinctive approach to making. With its boy rider modelled after his primary school son – when a toddler Hayashi portrayed him wearing a gundam combat suit - OO-IX consists of more than 30 separate components. These were individually cast and then fired, glazed and glued together with extreme precision. On the one hand odes to the world of machines and virtual fantasy, Hayashi’s sculptures also revel in the possibilities afforded by the skills required for the production of hand-crafted plaster moulds.


object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 6 parts.

  • Front Section
  • Rear Section
  • Boy Rider
  • Handlebar
  • Handlebar
  • Bolt Cover
Additional Titles
  • Boy on a Motorcycle (popular title)
  • Paul (alternative title)
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Sculpture, 'OO-IX' (boy on a motorcycle), slip-cast porcelain with glazes and platinum lustre, 2013, by HAYASHI Shigeki (b.1972), consisting of three main parts and three smaller parts

Japan, modern crafts, studio, ceramics
Dimensions
  • Width: 80cm (Note: Dimension supplied by vendor)
  • Depth: 40cm (Note: Dimension supplied by vendor)
  • Height: 40cm (Note: Dimension supplied by vendor)
Gallery Label
  • OO-IX’ 2013 Hayashi Shigeki modelled this sleekly finished sculpture on his young son. It consists of more than thirty individually cast porcelain components that have been fired, glazed and glued together with extreme precision. His work celebrates the world of machines and virtual reality at the same time as revelling in the technical challenges of making hand-crafted plaster moulds. Hayashi Shigeki (born 1972) Fuchū, Tokyo Porcelain with glazes and platinum lustre Museum no. FE.100-2013 (04/11/2015)
  • OO-IX (boy on a motorcycle) Toki, by Hayashi Shigeki (1972-) Slip-cast porcelain with glazes and platinum lustre 2013 V&A FE.100-2013 (December 2014)
Summary
Sleek, futuristic and bordering on the cute, OO-IX is a compelling manifestation of the skills and enthusiasms of its highly gifted Japanese maker, who in 2011 was awarded the Grand Prix at the 57th Faenza International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art. Hayashi was born in 1972 in the ceramic-producing centre of Toki City in central Japan. Manga and anime were the staples of his youth, as were the plastic models of robots, cars and motorcycles for which Japan is so well known. After completing a BA in International Relations in 1995, he studied ceramics at Tajimi Technical High School. It was there that he learnt the techniques of porcelain slip-casting that characterize his distinctive approach to making. With its boy rider modelled after his primary school son – when a toddler Hayashi portrayed him wearing a gundam combat suit - OO-IX consists of more than 30 separate components. These were individually cast and then fired, glazed and glued together with extreme precision. On the one hand odes to the world of machines and virtual fantasy, Hayashi’s sculptures also revel in the possibilities afforded by the skills required for the production of hand-crafted plaster moulds.

Collection
Accession Number
FE.100-2013

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record createdMay 28, 2013
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