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Junpei Omori 

"JOUMON Revival and Creation --resurrection & re-creation"

2019.8.31 --9.15

"Born in a new form"


Junpei Omori creates flame-style pottery, which should be a complex shape completed over a long period of time, as the most straightforward line of sculpture. The curiosity of the distant ancestors that overflows from their small bodies is an act of resurrection that goes beyond their own form and imagination, and is also like a ritual. We witness the evolutionary loop of small daily acts swelling out as a new form of great creation, which is the moment when we feel the connection of life and the appearance of evolution.


Nao Masaki



Think now.

Before I knew it, I was addicted to the fun of the soil.

When I was addicted to black ceramics by building bricks in the garden of the studio in Seto alone, I burned firewood and threw in pine needles to confront the fire.


I remember that the Jomon people were impressed that the fire was embodied when they took a series of shots of the fire with a mobile camera and looked at the pictures of the flame-style pottery.

Advances in technology have made it possible to bake things without having to burn the kiln or see the fire directly, and thanks to that, we were able to create Jomon pottery-style works with bright colors. The first work I made was a bright red work. The moment I came out of the kiln, I still remember that my heart beats a lot, thinking that I could create a world view that I had never seen before.


Why do I make it? I ask myself, but it's difficult to put it into words. I've been avoiding it for a long time, and I think about the theory, but I'm always skeptical.

On July 5, 2016, my life changed a lot. The doctor was told that he had testicular cancer and was immediately hospitalized and had immediate surgery. When I was thinking about life in the waiting room, I couldn't stop crying naturally. What are these tears? Why do people live? Death is equal, and people live toward death.

The surgery to remove the tumor took 12 hours. I was just sleeping, but just imagining the psychological situation of a doctor felt a tremendous amount of energy for a person to survive.

I heard that 500 ml of bleeding per hour in any surgery. I have 12 hours. I needed 6000ml. 8% of the human body is blood and weighs 60 kg, and my blood volume is 4800 ml. Everything turned over. I don't know how much blood makes up my body, but I'm no longer myself. With that in mind, the view of the world changed.


I am you, you are me, plants, insects, water, fire, earth, air, and the universe are all connected.

The world of Jomon is also connected to everything in a spiral structure. The world that was once broken regenerates and then breaks and regenerates again.


Touching the soil makes me feel connected to something.

If you push it, it will dent, if you add it, the shape will appear, and if you cut it, a groove will be created repeatedly.

I wonder if it will continue to be spun.


Junpei Omori


Born in Nagoya in 1979. Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Plastic Arts in 2003.

In 2010, he won the first place in the general vote at the Montblanc Young Patronage curated by gallerist Tomio Koyama and held a solo exhibition at the Ginza main store. Joined a Danish residence in 2012. The works are collected in the Denmark Keramik Museum. In the same year, as a representative of ASIA WEEK NY 2012, the place of presentation such as decorating the front page of NY newspapers is evaluated not only in Japan but also overseas.


Major exhibitions

[Solo exhibition]

2015 "loop warp rope hope" Showcase MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY / Tokyo

2011 "Cord Chord Code" Showcase MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY / Tokyo

2003, 05 ~ 09 West Beth Gallery Kozuka / Nagoya

[Group exhibition]

2019 Art Barsel Barsel / Design Miami / Pierre Marie Giraud / Switzerland


"Ceramic ISM 2018 in Yokohama" Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Number 1 2nd floor / Kanagawa

"Bon voyage!" Kara-s / Kyoto

"TATEANA Exhibition BEAMS JAPAN x Jomon ZINE" BEAMS Japan 4th floor / Tokyo

"Technical Artistic Contemporary Art Exhibition" Isetan Shinjuku Main Building 5F Art Gallery / Tokyo


"Tobu Painting City 2017" Tobu Department Store Funabashi Store / Funabashi

"ARTs of JOMON / Hyper Subculture" Malaysia

"Kyoto Art for Tomorrow" Museum of Kyoto / Kyoto


"NEW WORKS" Gallery Maronie Gallery4 / Kyoto

"Art & Akeology" Kyoto

"Yinsu Rei San" Ginza Mitsukoshi / Tokyo

"TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2016" Omotesando Hills / Tokyo


"Modern Portrait" Ginza Mitsukoshi 8F Gallery / Tokyo

"GEMS" Gallery Maronie / Kyoto


"Gift of ART" Isetan Shinjuku / Tokyo

"Junmin +" Showcase MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY / Tokyo



"Marine Kong" MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY / Tokyo

2010 "Montblanc Young Artist Patronage / Montblanc Ginza / Tokyo


"2nd Year 5th Mutsuki Exhibition" West Beth Gallery Kozuka / Nagoya (05 ~ 09)

"Object ← → Utsuwa" Museum with Ichinokura Saka Gallery Sora / Gifu


"BEAT 23 #" Gallery Maronie / Kyoto

"BEAT 3 #" Gallery Unfer BOX / Kyoto


"Ceramic" Gallery Sowaka / Kyoto

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