Mizuno Rina creates her artwork in terms of layers.
Her paintings are a mixture of contradictory elements: meticulous ornamentation and broad strokes; extremely vivid colors and monochromaticism; and Western and Eastern approaches. By leaving portions of the hemp canvas exposed, the viewer is left with the vivid distinction between what is drawn or painted and what is not.
On the other hand, the improvisational, vigorous and smooth lines seen in Mizuno’s drawings intertwine with various plant motifs and plants as the subject, flexibly forming relationships with a diversity of objects while changing according to the artist’s will.
This exhibition focuses on the artist’s new oil paintings related to gardens.
- Born in Aichi
- Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton, UK (Exchange program)
- BA, Oil Painting 2 course, Nagoya University of Arts
- MA, Oil Painting Course, Tama Art University
- Unable to See Whole., Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
- Without thinking, stopped, POLA MUSEUM ANNEX, Tokyo
mizu no musubime, Gallery Ohrin (Hitachinokuni Izumotaisha), Ibaraki
- - nested structure -, Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo
- ARKO2017 Rina Mizuno, OHARA MUSEUM, Okayama
- Boundary laine, Dai-ichi Life South Gallery, Tokyo
- Nesting Mirage, taimatz, Tokyo
- Garden in Spread, Marunouchi-building 7F, Tokyo
- Dazzle Painting, taimatz, Tokyo
- Solo exhibition, H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY MARUNOUCHI, Tokyo
Solo exhibition, taimatz, Tokyo
I enjoy spending time gardening in my small garden.
I’ve tried cultivating many varieties of plants so that I can enjoy watching the offshoots grow for months at a time. Likewise, I choose how to grow my plants according to their environment, adding the amount of fertilizer, water and so on as necessary for each season.
Growing plants is a bit like creating a painting, where things do not always go as envisioned, yet the artist continues the process of failure and success to approach what she considers to be the ideal.
I think of the viola flower, which stoops over and languishes in the chilly early morning but straightens her posture in the afternoon to receive the sunshine. The flower is actually moving around quite a bit during the day. When the mild weather continues, the tulips peek out through the other flowers. These changes over time are fascinating to behold, never growing tiresome.
It’s this kind of artwork that I strive to create, which people never grow tired of looking at.
- Mizuno Rina