ARTIST miu, born 1975 in Japan, graduated from Takarazuka Art and Design University and studied under GUTAI master Shozo Shimamoto. She works mainly with cement, concrete and plastic materials. Through her art, she tries to sublimate the mirthless negativity associated with concrete into works that radiate hope and happiness.
Concrete and plastic supported throughout the 20th century the development of our societies, but eventually became harmful as well: pollution, oppression, diseases, disenchantment...
ARTIST miu opposes cement monotony with plastic chromatic exuberance. But focusing on the negative aspects of these materials, she in fact invites us to consider the positive, like a balance of yin and yang: more than a "return to" she advocates a regression to nature.
"Science and civilisations are evolving constantly, but they also decay at the same time. And yet, we continue to turn a deaf ear to the death throes of the nature. It is about time we start to listen again."