© Brendan Bell
Kensuke Nakata is interested in raising awareness and send his messages though his art works, creating memorial concepts which prompts the audience to question or remember social issues.
His works are primarily based on architectural ceramics such as site-specific installation, decorative tiles or interior ornaments. Nakata has experience of both traditional and new digital ceramic process, and continues to develop new approaches to add strong meanings or narratives to his pieces.
Kensuke Nakata was born in Yokohama, Japan and received his degree in Ceramic Design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London in 2014. He has exhibited mainly in London, including New Designers 2014(Business Design Centre, London) and the Pangolin Gallery(London). His first exhibition at the Daiwa Foundation showcases one of the ceramic works for his degree exhibition, which is linked with the Restless Futures exhibition at the London Design Festival 2014.
His motto is 'The great end of life is not knowledge but action'(Thomas Henry Huxley 1825-95).