Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

Mia & Mariko

Exhibition  /  29 Oct 2016  -  17 Dec 2016
Published: 25.10.2016

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Ubi Gallery is proud to present the exhibition with new work of Mia Kwon and Mariko Sumioka. Those two artists are both able to connect with materials and themes of the past and create those into wearable contemporary jewellery. With a repetition of shapes, love for material and an eye for details both make their own jewellery. Mia’s work is bold, colourful with a nice reference to fabric and fashion. Mariko’s pieces are more modest, with subtle links to Japanese unique architectural elements. We love to see both of their new work together in one exhibition and invite all of you to join us at the opening or visit us during the weeks to come.

Artist list

Mia Kwon, Mariko Sumioka
About the Artists:

Mariko Sumioka (JP/UK)
Mariko Sumioka is from Japan and had her education in Scotland, Japan and the United States. Mariko feels inspired by the Japanese unique architectural characteristics; the linear forms and the natural materials and colours. By using patinated copper and enamel, and working with different layers of material, she is able to create the natural materials and textures found in architecture. The fact that people live in buildings and connect with the environment and the construction in a very personal way, is something the artist explores in her own pieces. This interaction is also found in people wearing and others viewing her jewellery. Both are similarly intimate.

Mia Kwon (KR/DE)
Porcelain is often associated with precious tableware and tea sets. With her jewellery Mia Kwon wants to bring this unique elegance of porcelain closer to the people. One important element of her work is to make this precious, care requiring feeling of porcelain wearable. To preserve the unique feel of porcelain, she often use pure white, polished Mont-Blanc porcelain paired with minimal shapes.

In the work she wants to merge this traditional elegance of porcelain with the dynamic characteristics of fabric. Many of the pieces resemble clothing parts like collars and hems and also follow the flexible character of fabric. By attaching these fabric features to porcelain and adding clothing features into jewellery pieces, she aims to blur the borders between these elements and concepts to create an uncommon, contemporary perspective towards porcelain jewellery.



October 29 from 14:30h to 16:30h
Mariko Sumioka. Earrings: Box & frame, 2016. Silver. Mariko Sumioka
Earrings: Box & frame, 2016
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Mariko Sumioka. Necklace: Roof necklace, 2016. Silver. Mariko Sumioka
Necklace: Roof necklace, 2016
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Mia Kwon. Necklace: Black on White #01..1, 2016. Mixed media. Mia Kwon
Necklace: Black on White #01..1, 2016
Mixed media
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Mia Kwon. Necklace: Colours of transition #11, 2016. Mixed media. Mia Kwon
Necklace: Colours of transition #11, 2016
Mixed media
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