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Mineri Matsuura was born in Tokyo in 1973 and graduated in the metal craft department of Musashino Art University in 1998. Since graduation she set up her own studio and has had numerous exhibitions in her home country and abroad. In 2019 she was selected for Gioielli in Fermento, an international contemporary jewellery contest and she was awarded "AGC Special Mention", "Klimt02 Special Mention". Also in the same year she was awarded TECHNIQUE prize in the ALLIAGES Lagacy Award 2019 in France. She is surprised and humbled by the reception of her work in Europe. So it gives her more incentive to create new and more challenging pieces in her medium.

As a Japanese her inspiration comes from her countries architecture, art, nature and the influence of Zen Buddhism on its culture. The process that evolves with this medium that she works in is actually quite simple as in the end result the cut plate pieces emerges as if mysteriously into a three-dimensional form. It seems so natural like a metamorphosis of nature similar to a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly. Everytime it gives her a fresh perspective and she is amazed to see the new various forms that are created and so she feels it is like a Zen-like feeling of reawakening (Nirvana) into a new existence that flows from such a simple process to the finished piece.

 

 

metamorphosis
brooch | |2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint | Gioielli in Fermento 2019 - AGC special mention, klimt02 special mention
metamorphosis
brooch-backside | 2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint | Gioielli in Fermento 2019 - AGC special mention, klimt02 special mention
metamorphosis
brooch | 2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint | Alliages Legacy Award 2019 - TECHNIQUE prize
The sense of encounter
brooch / pendant | 2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint | 2018 Cominelli Foundation Award – special mention
metamorphosis-2
brooch | 2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint
brooch |2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint
pin |2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint
metamorphosis
silver 925, stainless steel
repetition
ring | 2004 | silver,24k
Repetition
Pendant, 2004, silver,24k, stainless steel

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  • Nome: Mineri Matsuura
  • Città: Shizuoka
  • Nazione: Japan
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Telefono: 819039306807