Interview: Mari Nishimura

Interview: Mari NishimuraImage courtesy of Mari Nishimura

Interview: Mari Nishimura

Luca Curci talks with Mari Nishimura during CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

Pictures drawn by Mari Nishimura are often described as “powerful“. She doesn’t just draw a basic rough sketch, but instead, using her hands and fingers, she is inspired to paint it in layers. Having been very fond of dragons since childhood, she has enjoyed painting them. She says: “The dragons I know are gentle, precious, and beautiful. I would like to paint dragons never seen before in the world“. “Beneath the happiness over flowingin life”, underlies suffering, sadness, and sorrow. She desires to depict all profound emotions in her paintings. Because her pictures represent such human emotions, those who see her work are moved to tears, and praise them for the outbursts of the soul. Mari Nishimura’s works, incorporating Japanese style elements as well as contemporary aspects, reach out to the whole world along with her “dragons”.

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Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Mari Nishimura – I am living while traveling back and forth between Japan and New York while doing artist activities in New York. What influenced me was the existence of my aunt, a painter, and famous Japanese painters. For example, Itako Jokuchi.

LC – What are you currently working on?
MN – I am being devoted to the production of the NY ART EXPO to be held in April. Because it is a solo booth, there are many points. I am thinking everyday about what to show.

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
MN – It is in Japanese culture.

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LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific subject?
MN – I am planning to introduce the beauty and delicacy of Japan even in foreign films. We were attracted by your last artistic production colors, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as I like Italy very much. Someday I would like to hold a solo shop. This time I chose from the finished work.

LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
MN – I was looking forward to it that a form of new expression might be born.

LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
MN – Please do hold a solo show or a small group show I want to participate.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
MN – I am filled with wonderful opportunities and experiences. There are many things to get by participating.

Interview: Mari Nishimura

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