Over the course of his five-decade career Eiji Uematsu has created ceramic works that reflect his fascination with soil and his ongoing dialogue with the natural world. From the lifelike shapes of the mud to the cracks and distortions on the surface of the clay, his forms bear traces of the earth and the fire of the kiln. Uematsu refuses to be bound by either existing methodologies or the constraints of his consciousness, drawing instead upon his emotional relationship to matter. His work invites us to discover intricate dimensions of time and space hidden inside seemingly familiar landscapes.
2-30-28 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Gallery 38 was founded in Tokyo in 2016. Since its inaugural exhibition of works by ceramic artist Eiji Uematsu, the gallery has pursued dual aims: to introduce emerging and established international artists—including Romain Cadilhon, Hartmut Landauer, Oliver Marsden, Christiane Pooley, and Stephanie Quayle—to Japan and to discover and promote emerging and historically significant Japanese artists abroad.