Fragments of wax like flower petals are fluttering in the room. Glass balls are floating and swaying in space and they catch the light and reflect the room in their surfaces. I'm trying to represent the beauty and sadness of life with fragile materials. - Artist, Harumi SHIMAZU
Tokyo-based artist Harumi SHIMAZU views nature as a vast living organism and reflects the energy of life and the ephemeral beauty of nature in her work.
SHIMAZU makes her Houston debut at Nicole Longnecker Gallery in a site-specific installation, The Ephemeral Beauty in Nature, on view from July 8 through August 17. This exhibition is made possible by Art Alliance「英語を使ってアートを学ぼう！」
SPECIAL EXHIBITION-RELATED EVENTS
Opening -- Saturday, July 8, 5-8 PM
Artist Talk -- Wednesday, July 12, 6-8 PM
ABOUT HARUMI SHIMAZU
Harumi Shimazu is a visual artist based in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated with a degree in painting from the Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2005. In her painting, Shimazu examines motifs based on the natural world, specifically flowers, plants and vegetables, and uses microscopic imagery as source material for her near abstract works. More recently, she has been working on site–specific installations and encaustic paintings, exhibiting domestically and internationally. Through the work, Shimazu attempts to evoke or connect with the origin of life, primitive memories and the universe.
To learn more about the artist and view select works, click here.