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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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Untitled by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaUntitled, 2016Sculpture
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Untitled by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaUntitled, 2016Sculpture
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Untitled by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaUntitled, 2016Sculpture
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Shasta by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaShasta, 2018Glasswork
49 x 32.4 cm
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CRYSTAL CHARM by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaCRYSTAL CHARM, 2019Glass
23.5 x 16 cm
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CRYSTAL VORTEX by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaCRYSTAL VORTEX, 2019Glass
38 x 38 cm
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WHITE CRYSTAL by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaWHITE CRYSTAL, 2019Glass
44 x 39 cm
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VORTICE by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaVORTICE, 2019Glass
33.5 x 52 cm
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Ritsue Mishima Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Ritsue Mishima, Hall of Light at ShugoArts, Tokyo
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7 December 2019–25 January 2020 Ritsue Mishima Hall of Light ShugoArtsTokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, ShugoArts Show at ShugoArts, Tokyo
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20 July–7 September 2019 Group Exhibition ShugoArts Show ShugoArtsTokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Spring in Berlin at Brutto Gusto, Berlin
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21 March–19 June 2019 Group Exhibition Spring in Berlin Brutto GustoBerlin

Ritsue Mishima Represented By

Brutto Gusto contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany Brutto Gusto Berlin
ShugoArts contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, Japan ShugoArts Tokyo

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