After their summer break from July 17 through August 18 Gallery Pierre Marie Giraud will reopen with a show from glass artist Ritsue Mishima. They have kindly send DeTnk a preview of the work that will be in the exhibition.
More about Ritsue:
Ritsue Mishima moved to Venice in 1989 and visited the glass workshops of the Murano Islands for the first time in 1996.
As an artist, she works in close collaboration with Venice’s highly skilled glass artisans
throughout the whole process, watching and adjusting as the initial design changes and transforms.
For her, embracing such interaction, both with artisans and with the constantly changing materials, is an important creative element that runs throughout her work.
While most venitian glass is richly colored, Ritsue takes advantage of its inherent high clarity by leaving her works perfectly untainted.
I leave them clear so they melt into their surroundings, the light passing through so that only the contours remain lending a floating ethereal quality.
Unbound by convention, Mishima challenges herself constantly to plumb the possibilities of glass, always finding new expressions that breathefresh new perspectives into the thousand-year old tradition of venitian glass.
What am I looking for in a form ? I think it might be pure conciousness.
A place of no answers, only the process of keeping passions alive and acting upon feelings.
Ritsue Mishima Photo credit: Francesco Barasciutti
Ritsue Mishima Photo credit: Rinko Kawauchi
Ritsue Mishima Photo credit: Rinko Kawauchi & Francesco Barasciutti