Nao Matsunaga

“The way I approach making is to attempt to let the work make itself.”

Nao Matsunaga is a Japanese artist who lives and works in London. He works with dualities and contradictions that include the use of clay with wood, juxtapositions of matt surface and runs of glassy glaze, and a mix of organic and geometric elements. His work is deeply influenced by the observation of ritualistic objects, mythical beasts and cultural symbols.