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In the Shade of the Tree. Mari Ishikawa

Exhibition  /  09 Dec 2006  -  11 Feb 2007
Published: 20.01.2007
Galleria Maurer Zilioli
Management:
Ellen Maurer Zilioli
Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: In the shade of the tree I. Gold, pearl. Mari, IshikawaBrooch: In the shade of the tree IGold, pearl. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: In the shade of the tree I
Gold, pearl


Mari, Ishikawa
Brooch: In the shade of the tree I
Gold, pearl

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(...) a form of networking things which is basic to the Japanese view of nature and religious world-view (...)

"In spring I like dawn best when the dark mountain range gradually grows visible. There rests there, purple violet and nacreous, a long-drawn out wisp of cloud. In summer I prefer night ..."

With these celebrated sentences the “Pillow Book” of Sei Shonagon begins. Written about 1000, it is a classic of literature in the land of the rising sun. Every Japanese, even today, could recite from memory those words of the legendary poetess’. And thus they have always accompanied and influenced Mari Ishikawa in her creative development.
Born in Kyoto in 1964, Mari Ishikawa studied art and then worked as an art teacher and designer before deciding on further training as a goldsmith at the prestigious Hiko Mizuno College in Tokyo. From 1994 until 2000 she continued her studies at the Munich Art Academy as a pupil of Professor Otto Künzli’s; in 1999 she was master student.
Her works centre on the idea of ties, fo relationships – a form of networking things which is basic to the Japanese view of nature and religious world-view. Mari Ishikawa’s interpretation is, therefore, distilled into her art in a specific form of linkage, for example, of paper (kozo) and silver, in the construction of cloud-like configurations and interwoven structures, enmeshed in poetically delicate, complex visions inspired by the rhythm of the seasons. Photography is her point of departure, serving her artistic research in observation and sensitising her to the proecessual passages in nature. Mari Ishikawa’s works illustrate deep roots in japanese tradition and rituals, revealing at once a transformation and metamorphosis of their content in a contemporary jewellery aesthetic.
Mari Ishikawa is an outstanding exponent of international avant-garde jewellery design. Her work is owned by the most important collections and museums in this field.

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Mari Ishikawa. Photograph: Untitled, 2006. Black and white photograph on aluminum. Mari, IshikawaPhotograph: 2006Black and white photograph on aluminum. Mari Ishikawa
Photograph: Untitled, 2006
Black and white photograph on aluminum


Mari, Ishikawa
Photograph: 2006
Black and white photograph on aluminum

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Mari Ishikawa. Photograph: Untitled, 2006. Black and white photograph on aluminum. Mari, IshikawaPhotograph: 2006Black and white photograph on aluminum. Mari Ishikawa
Photograph: Untitled, 2006
Black and white photograph on aluminum


Mari, Ishikawa
Photograph: 2006
Black and white photograph on aluminum

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Mari Ishikawa. Photograph: Untitled, 2006. Black and white photograph on aluminum. Mari, IshikawaPhotograph: 2006Black and white photograph on aluminum. Mari Ishikawa
Photograph: Untitled, 2006
Black and white photograph on aluminum


Mari, Ishikawa
Photograph: 2006
Black and white photograph on aluminum

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Mari Ishikawa. Photograph: Untitled, 2006. Black and white photograph on aluminum. Mari, IshikawaPhotograph: 2006Black and white photograph on aluminum. Mari Ishikawa
Photograph: Untitled, 2006
Black and white photograph on aluminum


Mari, Ishikawa
Photograph: 2006
Black and white photograph on aluminum

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Mari Ishikawa. Ring: Im Shatten Des Baumes III. Mari, IshikawaRing: Im Shatten Des Baumes III. Mari Ishikawa
Ring: Im Shatten Des Baumes III


Mari, Ishikawa
Ring: Im Shatten Des Baumes III

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Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: In the shade of the tree II. Mari, IshikawaBrooch: In the shade of the tree II. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: In the shade of the tree II


Mari, Ishikawa
Brooch: In the shade of the tree II

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Mari Ishikawa. Ring: Im Shatten Des Baumes IV. Gold. Mari, IshikawaRing: Im Shatten Des Baumes IVGold. Mari Ishikawa
Ring: Im Shatten Des Baumes IV
Gold


Mari, Ishikawa
Ring: Im Shatten Des Baumes IV
Gold

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