Hiroshi Suzuki

Hiroshi Suzuki was born in Japan in 1961, where he studied industrial design. He subsequently attended Camberwell College of Arts and the Royal College of Art in the 1990s. At Camberwell he developed his unique hammer-method of raising the metal, and he would work on a free and very distinctive surface patination. Suzuki has placed emphasis on spontaneous and intuitive making, which avoids planning and pre-drawing. What results is a very crisp materiality, forms that are amongst the most expressive and distinctive of forms in silver.They are highly organic structures, twisting and rippling, with their own inner energy. Their crumples, furrows and pleats give silver the sense of a material that is living and animate. Suzuki lives and works in London and Japan. 

David Whiting