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Mineo Mizuno, Nest at The Huntington

Nest

  

 Manzanita wood, steel, aluminum, hemp, ceramic 

Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian gallery​             photo credit : Artist,  Mineo Mizuno

Mineo Mizuno, Thousand Blossoms

Thousand Blossoms          

Ceramic                                                                 

Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery​      

photo credit : Artist, Mineo Mizuno

Mineo Mizuno, Komorebi at the Huntington

Komorebi - light of forest            

 

California oak wood, ceramic

Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery​     

photo credit : Artist, Mineo Mizuno

Mineo Mizuno, installation at the Huntington
Mineo Mizuno, Thousand Blossoms
Mineo Mizuno, Komorebi - light of forest
Mineo Mizuno, Komorebi - light of forest
Mineo Mizuno installation at The Huntington
Mineo Mizuno, Nest
Mineo Mizuno, Nest
Mineo Mizuno, Nest at The Huntington
Mineo Mizuno, Nest at the Huntington
Mineo Mizuno, Nest at The Huntington
Mineo Mizuno
Mineo Mizuno, Nest in studio
Mineo Mizuno, Story from California Forest
mineo mizuno, Story from California Forest  "Blossoms"
Mineo Mizuno _Harmony_
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mineo mizuno _harmony_
mineo mizuno , Tea House
Tea house, Mineo Mizuno
Mineo Mizuno, Harmony
mineo mizuno _harmony_
Mineo Mizuno, Harmony
Mineo Mizuno, installation at Samuel Freeman
Mineo Mizuno, installation at Samuel Freeman
Mineo Mizuno, installation at Samuel Freeman
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Mineo Mizuno, Current
Mineo Mizuno
Mineo Mizuno, Current, installation at Samuel Freeman 2015
Mineo Mizuno, Current, installation at Samuel Freeman 2015
Mineo Mizuno, Current
Mineo Mizuno, Current
Mineo Mizuno, Current
Mineo Mizuno, Current
Mineo Mizuno, Current
Mineo Mizuno, Current
Mineo Mizuno, coexistence
coexistence 2009
coexistence, detail 2009
Mineo Mizuno
Mineo Mizuno, Teardrop & 23577 x Zero
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Mineo Mizuno, Waterdrop with water
Mineo Mizuno, waterdrop with water
Mineo Mizuno, water drop with water
Mineo Mizuno, teardrops
Mineo Mizuno, Teardrops
Mineo Mizuno, teardrops
Mineo Mizuno

CO-EVOLUTION ( COMUNICATION, UNITY AND HARMONY )

   

Living in the forest of Sierra Nevada mountain foothill, our life reflect by the presence of their life zones with big tree, small plants and animal communities, we explore the beauty on the ground and wildness surrounding us.

 

" Nest " was created by chips of the Local Manzanita wood that was covered in the forest. Those chips was made by Human's intention by environmental protection control to prevent wild fire and for the growth of the healthy forest.  Each piece has different shape and size, as fit puzzles one by one, created characteristic objects that birds gathered to make a nest. This special installation, with manzanita branches combined with other materials with ceramic, artist created social regenerative bird community. Imagine peaceful birds community and hope to see a new life in there. Loggia used to be a Huntington Family's outdoor living space and bird cage was there to enjoyed it with surrounding garden and San Gabriel Mountains in the distance, but let's enjoy yourself with different view with the eyes of a bird at this time. You may see a different world.

" Komorebii- light of forest " and " Thousand Blossoms " installation were collaborated with Huntington's two terracotta figures, Hamadryas that represent a tree nymph and Flora, the ancient Roman goddess of flower. Can you imagine their timeless dialogue between ?

Blossoms was created  and inspired by the beautiful dogwood flower blooms early spring after the cold winter season in Northern CA. Dogwood blossoms reminds us a cherry blossoms in Japan to show the forms of life, death, renewal, it is a symbol of rebirth. Human-made Tree made by fallen oak tree by nature, blossoms made by human hand with minimum tools, clay and fired. Komorebi is a light of hope, our goal is a unity and beautiful harmony between Human & Nature.

 

Created a " Thousand Blossoms "  is as a thousand paper crane that our mother created to pray for our happiness, social friendship and harmony to our world. Show the viewer the power of LIFE. So many environmental and human issue we have been facing, climate change, wild fire, flooding that cause to human and /or animal's lives, Cover-19 and conflict between countries in the world etc.,and also see a lots of progress in many area of society. We alway think hope will prevail to the world will continue to become better and better place to be.  Learning from law of nature, with co-evolution, we continue to work for our life more sustainable and the most beautiful.

自然と人類の進化 (コミュニケーション、ユニティ そしてハーモニー)  

 

北カリフォルニア、シエラネバダの山裾で私たちは大きな木、植物、動物たちのいる美しい大自然、大地と関わりながら生活し作品を制作しています。

「ネスト」の作品はその森に覆われていたマンザニータという木の破片でできています。これらの破片は山火事を防ぎ、健康な森にする、環境保護のもと人間の手によって作られたモノ。一つ一つ違う形で自然形のマンザニータはまるでパズルをはめているよう、鳥が巣を作るように一つ一つ特性のある作品が形となりました。この展示ではマンザニータの木や枝、陶器、そしてその他の材料を使い、鳥社会の再構築した空間が創作されています。異なる鳥の調和のとれたコニュニティーを想像できるでしょうか、そしてここで新しい生命の誕生を見ることができるでしょうか?この場所はかつてハンティントン家が鳥かごを設置し、庭や周りのサンゲーブリエルマウンテンを背景とした自然を楽しむ空間でしたが、この展示では見る皆さんが鳥の目を持ち、違う視点で外を見ていていただけたらどんな世界が見えるのかということも提案しています。

「木漏れ日ー森の光」「千の花」と題した作品は今回ハンティントン所蔵のテラコッタ彫刻、古代ギリシャ神話、木の妖精であるハマドリアスと花の女神フローラとのコラボレーションを試みられました。作品とテラコッタ彫刻の時代を超えたこれらの対話が想像してください。白い花は北カリフォルニアの山地で咲く、寒い冬が明け春先真っ先に咲くドッグウッド(ハナミズキ)という花をモチーフとして制作されています。この花は私たちにとって日本の桜のようで、生、死、生まれ変わるなどの目に見えない形を見せてくれます。自然によって倒れたオークの木で人間の手で創られた木の作品、最小限の道具と人間の手、土によって作られ、火で焼かれた花、『木漏れ日』は私たちの希望を表現し、自然と人間の美しいユニティー、調和がこの作品のテーマです。

 

「千の花」は私たちの母親が家族の幸せ、社会の友好関係、世界の平和を祈って作ってくれた千羽鶴と同じような作品で、そしてこの作品は『生』の力強さを表現しています。人道的、自然災害から起こる気候変動、人間や動物の死に関わる山火事や洪水、コロナ感染、国同士の争いなど、私たちは様々な問題に直面していますが、社会の多くの分野では進歩も見られます。より良い世界になる希望を持ち続けると同時に、その自然の法則に学び、自然と共に進化することを表現し、持続可能な世界、より美しい世界を想像し制作が続けられています。                                 ( mm project より)

" Story from a California Forest "

 

roof top project at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA

10.9.2020~5.30.2021

 

Living and working in the forests of Northern California, I have been exploring themes of life, death, renewal, among others in my works. I am excited for this series not only for the opportunity to work with both California oak and ceramic, but because I feel it is especially relevant in this current climate where wildfires have become more and more prevalent. (Mineo Mizuno)

 

 

" Current "

 

​9/22~12/23.2015 at mm project

Akiota, Hiroshima, Japan

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mineo mizuno _harmony_ at LACMA
4/09~5/14.2016 at Samuel freeman
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
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Selected Reviews & Articles
 
Mineo Mizuno at Samuel Freeman
by Anise Stevens
​artillerymag.com, May 4th, 2016

 
"Currents" The ceramic and video Art of Mineo Mizuno
by Meher McArthur
KCET , 2015
 
Mineo Mizuno at Samuel Freeman: serene,whimsical, surprising by Leah Ollman
Los Angeles times, May 9, 2015
 
"Water, Silence, Zero" by Kathleen Whitney
Ceramic Monthly, 2013