Glass & Porcelain Art: Imaginary Organisms by 2 Female Japanese Artists

Credit: ma2gallery.com
Credit: ma2gallery.com

I came across a blog post featuring 2 female Japanese artists at Spoon & Tamago.  The artists are Sago Michiko (佐合道子) and Matsumiya Shoko (松宮昌子).

[MA2 Gallery’s art exhibition titled “Harmony”] features the glass organism-like sculptures of Shoko Matsumiya and the ceramic “sealife” of Michiko Sago. As the title of the show implies, one of the most interesting aspects about showcasing these two artists together is that it highlights the ambiguities of what we consider to be dissimilar and similar.

Shoko Matsumiya creates what she calls “Duquheapuer” (pronounced duke-oo-heaper) – imaginary organism-like creatures that she conjured up as a child. The artist smashes soda bottles and, using only glue and the occasional blow-torch, assembles the shards into intricate sculptures.

Michiko Sago creates equally intricate forms that showcase the possibilities of porcelain. From shiny and dull to smooth and prickly, they not only resemble deep-sea creatures but they also demonstrate a similar diversity.
-excerpt taken from “Harmony | glass and ceramic together under one roof”,  Spoon & Tamago

Credit: ma2gallery.com
Credit: ma2gallery.com

Aren’t they weirdly beautiful?  Many thanks to Spoon & Tamago for sharing this art.  If you haven’t read this wonderful blog yet, I highly recommend it.

Links:
Spoon & Tamago Blog (English)
MA2 Gallery Official Website (Japanese & English)


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