Ritsue Mishima “Stars”


poster for Ritsue Mishima “Stars”
[Image: Ritsue Mishima, XY, 2016, glass, H26xW33cm]

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To Ritsue Mishima, who produces transparent glass works, there is no more important element for her creations than light. But rather than simply relying on light, Mishima actively takes advantage of it. It is as if the artist’s main goal is to bring her work to life through the essence of light. Though Mishima constantly opens up her work by incorporating the light and air that surrounds it, it could be said that she also approaches light as a special pigment in the same way a painter uses paint. The title of this exhibition - “Stars” - can be seen as a reference to light. Constantly emitting or serving as a receptacle for light, stars are synonymous with this element.

Though Mishima has established herself as one of the foremost contemporary Venetian-glass artists, she did not settle in Venice for this reason initially. It was later, in her early 30s, that Mishima bet everything she had on Venetian glass and carved out a new life for herself as an artist. In this sense she can be seen as a product of Venice, and of the material, known for its high viscosity, that is is famous for. Along with Mishima’s intuitive approach and unique lifestyle, the combination of her origins and development as an artist is truly compelling.



from 2月 18, 2017 to 4月 01, 2017
Closed on Sundays.

Opening Reception on 2017-02-18 from 16:00


Ritsue Mishima



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