Tall tin-plated copper vase by Toru Kaneko

The vase has been created from a sheet of copper hammered into shape with the geometric pattern of raised spots on the body of the vase and fluted vertical lines on the neck being created through a combination of hammering and punching.


Details

Medium:
Vase: tin-plated copper; box: wood
Dimensions:
Height: 52 cm
Art Fund grant:
£825 ( Total: £1,650)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Katie Jones Gallery

The tin plating produces a dull surface making the viewer question what the vase is made from. Kaneko is fascinated with perspective and this piece appears 2-dimensional when viewed from the front or at a distance.

Provenance

Katie Jones Gallery.

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 03000 200 293 www.aagm.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

The gallery is closed until 2019.