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Mari Ishikawa

Marcel Proust wrote about Japanese water flower in “In Search of Lost Time”. Tiny pieces of compressed, colored pith...contained in water, opened to become flowers and, in the last paragraph of the opening chapter of “Du cóté de chez Swann”, become so powerful images for the workings of involuntary memory.

The small pieces have memories.

They bring you the Proust effect – they show how senses as doorways to lost memories.




About Artist

Mari Ishikawa was born in Japan in 1964. She obtained a master degree of art at Nara University of Education. In 1994 she went to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Otto Künzli. In 1999 she became Master student, graduating in 2001. The artist is winner of various prizes and grants, including the 8th Itami City Contemporary Craft Award in 1997, Herbert Hoffmann Prize 2000 and 1st prize, Böhmler Art Award, Munich, in 2000. Her works has been exhibited worldwide in Germany, Spain, Austria, Poland, Thailand, the USA, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, and France. Her works are among the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, USA, Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, Japan, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany.

石川真理,1964年出生于日本。她在奈良教育大学获得艺术硕士学位1994年,她去慕尼黑美术学院学习,师从Otto Künzli.。1999年成为该校硕士研究生,2001年毕业。她曾获得多项国际大奖,如1997年第八届意大利城市当代工艺奖,2000年赫伯特·霍夫曼奖和2000年慕尼黑博姆莱艺术奖一等奖。她的作品曾在德国、西班牙、奥地利、波兰、泰国、美国、瑞典、荷兰、意大利、日本、法国等国家和地区展出。她的作品被美国纽约艺术设计博物馆、日本东京水野彦收藏、英国伦敦维多利亚与阿尔伯特博物馆、德国普福兹海姆首饰博物馆收藏。

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