Pierre Marie Giraud
Specializing in contemporary decorative arts, Pierre Marie Giraud represents international artists working with glass, ceramics and silver, and collaborates with designers for the production of unique objects and limited editions. A rich selection of modern and contemporary pieces makes the gallery’s ceramics program particularly noteworthy. Pierre Marie Giraud represents the best among African, European, North American and Japanese artists, and regularly features solo or thematic exhibitions of their work. The gallery issues publications about the artists featured in its exhibitions, collaborates with multiple museums on the promotion of modern and contemporary ceramics and participates frequently in international fairs.
Ritsue Mishima was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1962. She moved to Venice in 1989. As an artist, she works in close collaboration with Venice’s highly-skilled glass artisans throughout the whole process, watching and adjusting as the initial design changes and transforms. For her, embracing such interaction, both with artisans and with the constantly changing materials, is an important creative element that runs throughout her work. While most Venetian glass is richly colored, Ritsue takes advantage of its inherent high clarity by leaving her works perfectly untinted.
“I leave them clear so they melt into their surroundings, the light passing through so that only the contours remain, lending a floating ethereal quality.”
– Ritsue Mishima
Unbound by convention, Mishima challenges herself constantly to plumb the possibilities of glass, always finding new expressions that breathe fresh new perspectives into the thousand-year old tradition of Venetian glass.All her works are unique.
Contact/ Pierre Marie Giraud
Address/ 7 rue de Praetere, Bruxelles 1050, Belgium