(*The exhibition period has been changed due to the spread of the new coronavirus. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.)
ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
■ Haruko Matsumoto
B.A. in English Literature, Meiji Gakuin University
Graduated from Musashino Art Junior College, Department of Oil Painting
(After working for INAX Corporation (now LIXIL Corporation), worked as a tile mosaic instructor until now.
November 2017 - Studied under mosaic artist, Toyoji Kii
Member of Mosaic Conference
Member of Japan Association of Architectural Arts and Crafts
2013-2016 Yokohama Obscure
2015 Cafe de Diana, Diana Harajuku, Tokyo
2016 Tokyo Ginza Art for Thought "Floating Ceramic Shards
2017 Tokyo Ginza Art for Thought, "Wandering Ceramic Shards"
I try to create a screen that combines the shimmering brilliance created by the precision of mosaic with the fluidity of a painting.
I am fascinated by the space created by the gaps between the fragments of marble and smalto (glass for mosaic) that are created by the blending of their textures. The mosaic work is in dialogue with the present, and expands out of time.
■ Myokawa Sachiko
Graduated from Bunka Fashion College
Graduated from Professional Cutting School
After working for Itokin Co.
2000 Studied under Mr. Souzu Hatano of Souzu Mosaic
2008 Studied under Mr. Toyoji Kii, mosaic artist
2009 "Basics of Painting" under Mr. Yoshio Shiono, oil painter
2017 Member of Mosaic Conference
2010 International Mosaic Competition in Chartres, France, 2nd place, Jury Prize in Amateur Division
2014 MOSAIC EXHIBITION 2014 Mosaic Conference Prize
2015 MOSAIC EXHIBITION 2015, 3rd Prize
2018 International Mosaic Competition of Chartres, France, Jury Prize, 3 seats
2019 MOSAIC EXHIBITION 2019 Grand Prize
2020 International Mosaic Competition of Chartres, France, 1 Jury Prize in Non-Thematic Category
The mortar that supports the heavy stone with the support, along with the adhesion, the role of the joints that affect the work is considered important.
I think the role of the joints is important as well as the adhesion. The theme of my work is a sense of loss and feelings of material change as it decays over time.
In his recent work, "Mosaic of Sky and Air" series, he also considered the traces of tesserae as mosaic expression. I am trying to create ambiguous and fuzzy images.