Mariko Kusumoto is the elegant Art.
With light and silent steps as only a Japanese artist can do. Light as the material he uses for many of his works. Manually heated and molded synthetic fabric .
I don’t think I’ve ever told you about how passionate I am about Japanese culture and art. Here, while I daydream about going to Japan, one day or another I will, cuddle my love from a distance. Buying books, looking at photographs and looking for Japanese artists.
One day I came across semi-transparent sculptures of different sizes: some small that become jewels to wear, others create impalpable poetic compositions.
Here is Mariko Kusumoto : soft semi-transparent spheres in pastel colors .
The delicacy with which it is possible to glimpse inside different shapes: soft volumes with a geometric shape, jellyfish, sea anemones, flowers, animals and a thousand other things.
They catch your eye, which would pleasantly never stop looking at them.
The influence of Japanese culture in these works is everything, they refer to the artisan technique Tsumami zaiku , dating back to the Edo period and with affinity to art of origami. Technique used to create the ornaments of the hairstyles of women who wore kimonos.
Furthermore, the Japanese artist keeps in mind the importance that Japanese woodcuts in the 18th century had acquired: from ephemeral and popular objects to entertainers and carriers of information, the first newspapers. “Paintings from the floating world” were called, and Mariko Kusumoto is inspired by the lightness and sensuality of the sea and its inhabitants.
Not just fabric “balloons” ..
I started with “Mariko Kusumoto is elegant art” and can the genius of the artist not experiment ? I do not believe. The Japanese jewelry designer therefore experiments with new materials: resins and metals .
Thanks to the use of resin, Mariko Kusumoto is able to “stop” time by trapping flower petals, insects and buttons and much more inside her works. Find the magic of giving new life to objects that would return to the earth by themselves.
Its unmistakable style does not abandon it even when it is the hardness of the metal that is worked. With this material the artist has meticulous precision in designing his works. Starting from the choice of the concept to the choice of images, coherent in giving stability to the work whose material has the same characteristic.
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