b. 1962, Japan

Ritsue Mishima Biography

Ritsue Mishima's work is an anomaly in the world of contemporary Venetian glass. Her trademark is intuitive, colourless, glass objects with remarkably rough and occasionally playful surface treatments. With this conscious and challenging limitation of possibilities, Mishima occupies an exceptional position within the production of Italian glass. Nonetheless, her imposing oeuvre can be read as a showcase of classical blowing and decorative techniques, so that it is indirectly rooted in the rich tradition of Murano glass.

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Mishima finds inspiration in nature and the cosmos. Some of her objects resemble glistening fish scales or magnified microscopic sea creatures. Others are inspired by sprouting seeds, weathered tree trunks, exotic fruits or sinister meteorites, the full moon or twinkling galaxies. The light of Venice's lagoon is a recurring source of inspiration. Her Japanese background is always tangible.

Mishima has garnered international recognition for many years and has had numerous exhibitions and received many prizes. Although her objects are unique artworks in their own right, Mishima presents them in carefully arranged installations. She makes a careful analysis of the exhibition space and designs a display in which each object is a crucial component in an intriguing spatial composition. The light in the space plays an essential role in the realisation of these constellations. –Thimo G. te Duits

Text courtesy Brutto Gusto.

Ritsue Mishima Featured Artworks

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STANDING by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork sculpture
Ritsue Mishima STANDING, 2021 Glass
67 x 37 x 31 cm
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BOTTLES & BOWL by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork sculpture
Ritsue Mishima BOTTLES & BOWL, 2021 Glass, set of 6, variable dimensions
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ACQUASANTIERA by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork sculpture
Ritsue Mishima ACQUASANTIERA, 2021 Glass
20 x 42.5 x 42.5 cm
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BONBONNIÉRE by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork sculpture
Ritsue Mishima BONBONNIÉRE, 2021 Glass
51 x 21 x 21 cm
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Mirror Stone by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork sculpture
Ritsue Mishima Mirror Stone, 2020 Glass
16.5 x 43 x 30 cm
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Mirror Stone by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork sculpture
Ritsue Mishima Mirror Stone, 2020 Glass
12.5 x 47 x 31.3 cm
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GOCCE COSMICHE by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork sculpture
Ritsue Mishima GOCCE COSMICHE, 2020 Glass
26 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm
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GOCCE COSMICHE by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork sculpture
Ritsue Mishima GOCCE COSMICHE, 2020 Glass
40.5 x 17.5 x 9 cm
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Ritsue Mishima Recent Exhibitions

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Ritsue Mishima Represented By

ShugoArts contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, Japan ShugoArts Tokyo

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