Koji HatakeyamaBorn: 1956
Place of Birth: Takaoka
Koji Hatakeyama was born and raised in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, an area renowned for the ancient art of metal casting.
Koji makes exceptionally beautiful cast bronze boxes, with gold or silver interiors. He creates enigmatic, patinated surfaces which represent the landscape, evoking a sense of time. Koji describes bronze as being “a material with memories of a thousand years” .
The Scottish Gallery has represented Koji Hatakeyama for 15 years and he made 15 boxes to celebrate this longstanding relationship which were exhibited at the Gallery in August 2014.
Public Collections include: Victoria & Albert Museum,London; National Museums Scotland,Edinburgh; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA; The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Denmark Royal Family, Copenhagen, Denmark; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan; Takaoka City Museum, Toyama, Japan; Musee Tomo,Tokyo, Japan; and Rakusuite Museum, Toyama, Japan.
Koji Hatakeyama will be the subject of a solo exhibition in October 2018.
Six Faces2010Cast bronze, platinum leaf interiorH:18cm W:14.5cm D:11.5cmPrice on Application
Eight Faced Bronze Box2011Cast bronze, gold leaf interiorH:7.5cm W:11cm D:7.5cmPrice on Application
Rectangle Shaped2011Cast bronze, silver leaf interiorH:5cm W:6cm D:3.5cmPrice on Application
Six Faces IV2011Cast bronze, gold leaf interiorH:15.4cm D:5.6cmPrice on Application
Six Faces VIICast bronze, gold leaf interiorH:15.5cm W:12.5cm D:12.5cmPrice on Application
Six Faces VICast bronze, gold leaf interiorH:15cm W:9cm D:9cmPrice on Application