ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
We are pleased to present "Ayano Kawabe x Masukata Masuko Two Artists Exhibition" from June 25 (Monday) to July 4 (Wednesday), 2018. Please enjoy the world of glass expressed by these two female artists, both of whom studied glass at Tama Art University, from their different perspectives and approaches to color, form, material, and process.
(* A small party will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 16:00 to 18:00.
Artist's Message [Ayano Kawabe]
It is fun to look at the glass, thinking about the color matching and the combination of colors, I want to create such works that are fun to look at and brighten up a room when used or displayed. I would like to create such works.
Artist's Message [Masukata Masako]
Focusing on plaster, which is usually used as a tool in the process of glass casting, he creates minimalistic works that draw attention to the combination of glass and plaster, their light, shapes, and textures. In this new work, which uses vessel-like shapes, the artist has attempted a different expression from his previous works, starting from the image that the shapes have. On the other hand, in his pictorial works, he continues the same process as before, seeking to express the inner world that can be depicted with glass and plaster.
2000 Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Crafts, majoring in glass
Selected, Japan Craft Exhibition
2002 Two-person exhibition "L'e'clat de neige," Aoyama, Tokyo
2006 Solo Exhibition, PIGA Gallery, Omotesando, Tokyo
2007 Special Jury Prize, Tableware Festival, Two Artists Exhibition, Ebisu Mitsukoshi, Tokyo
2008 Early Summer Glass 4 Artists Exhibition (Ikebukuro Seibu), Glass 3 Artists Exhibition (Ebisu Mitsukoshi)
2010 Chopstick Rests Exhibition (Shinjuku Isetan) Two-person Exhibition "Nutsunokizashi" Gallery Umi (Yamanashi)
2015 Edo's Life (Mitsukoshi, Nihonbashi)
2017 Summer Chopstick Rests Exhibition (Shinjuku Isetan)
Other exhibitions, many group exhibitions
2002 Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Crafts, majoring in glass
2006 "Monsoon" (Seikaba Gallery, Ginza)
2003 "Nest" 2002-2003, Seikaba Gallery, Ginza
2017 Kei Watanabe-Masukata Masuko two-person exhibition, ART FOR THOUGHT GALLERY, Ginza, Japan
2016 New Year Selection 2016 (GALLERY ART POINT - Ginza)
Four Women Artists Exhibition "Enryomi" at ART FOR THOUGHT GALLERY, Ginza, Tokyo.
"Life" Contemporary Japanese art and craft (Noho M55 Gallery - Chelsea, NY, US)
Art of Giving Exhibition (MDP GALLERY - Nakameguro)