Glass and Ceramics MA graduate from the Royal College of Art who received support to spend 3 months at Konstfack in Spring 2009.
Nao Matsunaga is an artist who was born in Osaka, Japan and lives and works in London. He uses ceramic, wood and paper to express various aspects of his subconscious. He has exhibited internationally and has participated in artist-in-residence programs in countries including Cove Park, Scotland in 2010, Arizona State University Art Museum in 2013 and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit in 2014. His work is featured in public collections such as the V&A and York Museum and in 2013 he won the British Ceramics Biannual award and the Jerwood Makers Open in 2012.
“My approach to making is through seeing and doing. I do this by coiling and texturing clay, carving and assembling wood or drawing and painting on paper. I have a strong desire to make something that is unlike anything else, for the pieces to have coherent language of their own, and not directly referencing, borrowing, or using a pre-existing image or idea.”