Junpei Hiraoka is a ceramic artist born in 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.
As an adolescent, I attended an evening high school in the suburbs of Tokyo, where I experienced poverty and the imbalance of Japanese society. I also thought about why the social system exists and often struggled with this reality. To express these thoughts, I studied painting at Setsu Mode Seminar in 2016 and then began studying ceramics at Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center in 2018. I am currently working at Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo’s ceramics studio.
I use my emotions, heart, and clay as for my work to express a part of this complex and accumulated contemporary society. I have exhibited my work in Japan and abroad, including at Collect 2020 in London, Tokyo Art Fair in 2021, and at fair.milano in Italy in 2022.