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Artist: Peter Fulop

Title of Exhibition: 'NOBU'

To view an interview with Peter Fulop about this exhibition: https://vimeo.com/163406390

Date: Thursday 8th April - Thursday 28th April

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About the Exhibition: Peter Fulop’s work in clay is heavily influenced by the Japanese Zen tradition. His experimentation with Raku reduction and wood firing techniques along with his use of calligraphic gesture is a culmination of experiences and time spent with traditional artists in China, Korea and Japan. In his most recent works Fulop pushes the boundaries of the traditional clay vessel seeking to exploit elemental processes of fired material intertwined with the artist’s gestural use of brushwork and glazing technique.

The ‘Nobu’ series of works are inspired by Takesada Matsutani’s solo show at the Hauser and Wirth Gallery, NY (2016), as well as Fulop’s teacher, Prof. Koie Ryoj, an avant-garde artist working in Japan. Both artists attempt to ‘come back to the moment’, in the creation of work inspired by the zen approach. Japanese in origin the title NOBU translates as ‘trust’ or ‘expend’ and refers to how the work emerges from a process of ‘conversation’ or ‘exchange of energy’ with the medium and how this ‘energy’, immanent to the work, is manifested or ‘expended’ in the viewers experience.

Biography: Peter Fulop is a Leitrim based artist working primarily in clay. Fulop's work has appeared in numerous international and national solo and group exhibitions and is included in several museum collections. Solo Shows include Salome's Last Dance, Sculpture Space New York, USA, (2016); Gate - The Tales of Nowhere Land, Silver River Images Gallery, Co. Leitrim, Ireland (2015); Reflection, Tea House Gallery, Mungyeong, Korea, (2012); Peter Fulop C2 Gallery, PWS, Jingdezhen, China, (2009); Toge, Shigaraki Ceramic Park, Shigaraki, Japan, (2008). Selected exhibitions includes, CENTRED, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, (2014); Archie Bray, Kolva Sullivan Gallery, MT, USA (2013); Bricks in the Rain Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland, (2012 & 13); Gangjin International Ceramic Exhibition, Gangjin Celadon Museum, Korea, (2011); International Ceramic Art, Shaanxi, Xi'an, China, (2011); The Art of Ceramic, Mungyeong Ceramic Museum, Korea, (2010); Idea of Egoism, 3rd Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Ningbo Art Museum, China, (2009) and the IWCAT & INAX Gallery, Tokoname Japan (2004). Recent selected residencies include: Sculpture Space New York (2015); Byrdcliffe Woodstock, NY, (2014) and Wingate Scholarship for the Archie Bray Ceramic Foundation Residency Award, Montana, USA, (2013). Fulop has received the Culture Ireland Award; Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award; Craft Council of Ireland Professional Development Award and the Roscommon Artist Bursary.
Work in public collections include: Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, USA, (2013); Mungyeong Ceramic Museum Mungyeong, Korea, (2012); Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, China (2011); Korea Ganjin Celadon Museum (2011); Ulster Museum, Belfast, N.Ireland (2011); The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (2008); The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan (2008); Freeborn & Peter's LLP, Chicago, USA, (2007); INAX and IWCAT Collections, Tokoname, Japan, (2004); Office of Public Works, Farmleigh House Collection, Dublin, Ireland, (2004).