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Cellular Plateau

Artist: Hideo Matsumoto (Japanese, born 1951)
Date: 2010
Medium: Porcelain, slip-cast, chips
7 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (18.7 x 16.5 x 14.6 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Hideo Matsumoto, 2013
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Object number: 2013.16
Hideo Matsumoto was one of the early practitioners in Japan of a ceramic art that was less about function and more about form. Cellular Plateau B is an example of a non-vessel vessel that acts as an enclosure rather than an open form. Matsumoto conceives of the cellular perspective – and the workings of the natural world in general – as an architectural structure.
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