Chieko Shimizu

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Constantly exploring the interplay of light and color, Chieko Shimizu (b.1985), a glass mosaic artist, endeavors to create pieces that capture the intricate beauty and complexity of the natural world. Growing up in Japan, Shimizu has acquired a profound admiration for the transitional seasonal colors, along with the gradation of lights that produce a splendid filter of the environment around her. Glass mosaic art is an exceptional form of artistic expression that melds elements of both abstract painting and traditional mosaic art. By meticulously layering diverse colors then preserving them underneath shattered glass, Shimizu is capable of depicting the transience and evanescent nature of light, resulting in artworks that are both aesthetically pleasing and deeply calming. Whether Shimizu is creating a large installation or a more intimate piece, she consistently strives to stretch the limits of what is possible with this unique and challenging medium. Her artistic expression celebrates the transformative power of light and color, imbuing in viewers an appreciation for the intricate nuances and subtle complexities that can be discovered in even the simplest of surroundings.