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Mireya Samper | Tokyo, Japan
Emptiness is Fullness
U-Forum Museum Tokyo
5.October -5.November 2017
4-21-10 Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-0002, Japan
“Emptiness is Fullness”, an expression inspired by the philosopher Francois Cheng, is the title of a solo exhibition by the Icelandic artist Mireya Samper opening in the U-Forum Museum in Tokyo on the 5th of October. In her work, the artist endeavors to connect two disparate, however similar worlds, of Japan and Iceland, while contemplating life’s water and light, their various embodiments and their influence on the entirety of life and nature. The exhibition contains sculptures, paper works and installation, all reflecting on emptiness in relationship to light and water. At the center of the exhibition is a 100m2 installation, which fuses video work, bronze and aluminum sculptures; also featuring music composed by the Japanese musician Tomoo Nagaii.
About the artist
Mireya Samper (b. 1964) graduated with DNSEP (Diplome National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique) from Ecole d’Art de Luminy, Marseille 1993 after she studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. As a creator of installations her work supersedes the identity as sculptor or painter, working parallel in two and three dimensions for museums or in-situ. With ease she creates poetical, minimal works that are either ephemeral or carved in stone. Pulling together prima matera into concepts of time and space her oeuvres create connections between the natural elements of water, light, wind, stone and consciousness.