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I will only talk about a singular element of the ceramic pieces by Machiko: the relationship that she weaves with nature.
She says: “Humans are just one part of nature and they should live in osmosis with it”.
The works created by Machiko borrows intimately from Japanese primitive and traditional arts. De facto, the nature represented in her art is not just simple decorative motifs as in the West*, they are always associated with a codification of beauty. This spontaneous relationship is testified by the sobriety, simplicity and modesty of the raw materials used, revealing the quest for grace and harmony.
Machiko creates balance in her work based on the two principles found in the aesthetic concept called wabi-sabi, advocating a return to simplicity, peaceful sobriety capable of positively influencing existence, a place where the beauty of imperfect, modest things can be recognized and felt.
Effects created by materials, glazes, cracking, roughness, asymmetry and irregularities in her work express the innocent particularity, the delicate union of technique and art.
A conception born of pure beauty prompted by the combining of man and his environment, reflecting an internal coherence.

Lucien Petit December 2016

*"In the time I take to work on a canvas, I start to love it, a love born from a slow understanding. The pleasure of coming to understand a small blade of grass in a landscape – why despise it ? – a blade of grass is as full of grace as a tree or a mountain. Apart from primitive peoples and the Japanese, almost everyone neglects these divine things."
Joan Miro – 1918


Exhibition from 22 July to 29 August 2017
Private Viewing: Saturday 22 July from 6 pm to 9 pm.
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