1962 · Japan
Japanese artist Ritsue Mishima has an enduring fascination with the element of transparency and the ways in which it lives through light. She has made this dynamic the central focus of her work, and it has proven to be a career-long inspiration.
Working throughout her production to consider the effects of light in her work and how the artist and material can manipulate it, Mishima relies on colorless glass such that the focus of her art falls upon the simplicity of the medium. Often collaborating with Italian masters of glass-blowing, Mishima aims in her work to encourage the viewer to carefully consider the creative process and the illusions of surface that this process can yield.
Born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1962, Mishima today is based in Venice, Italy. She has enjoyed the showcase of her work in notable locales around the globe. Recent exhibitions include “Consciousness” at Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud in Brussels (2015); “Istante” at Brutto Gusto in Berlin (2016); and “Stars” at ShugoArts in Tokyo (2017). Examples of her work have also become part of prestigious collections, including those of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.