Shizuka Mitsui “Women Waiting for the Time”

ANA InterContinental Tokyo

poster for Shizuka Mitsui “Women Waiting for the Time”
[Image: C.L. Inc. (2017) Hemp, oil paints, beads, glass, stones 182.0 x 228.5 x 6.0cm]

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‘Women Waiting for the Time’ refers to the Shizuka Mitsui’s mother’s favorite phrase - To everything there is a season. There must be a world besides what we can actually see; there must be a definite ‘time’ everywhere. Fuzzy shapes that wiggle on the canvas, colors that change in an instance, and magnificent sparkles of intersecting oil paints. Mitsui paints boldly, delicately, and fiercely fast as if to capture the moment.

When the artist stumbled upon a vast number of vases in the warehouse, she recalled the Joseon porcelains that her family had at home and decided to create porcelain works. If anything, the paintings on the porcelain are like lucky charms, images that are dear to the artist’s heart.

Thinking back on all the things from the bygone days, Mitsui paints the vases trying to make up for the time of peculiarity and awkwardness, those days of her youth.

The first part of the exhibition ‘Women Waiting for the Time’ (9/19-10/30) consists mainly of past work. New work will be featured in the second part of the exhibition ‘The Tiger’s Spell’ in February and March of 2019.



from September 19, 2018 to October 30, 2018


Shizuka Mitsui



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