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Paola Masi

* A special exhibition will be held.
2014.11.11 (Tue.) -11.29 (Sat.)

11:00 --19:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday & Public Holiday)


TESTIMONI DI BELLEZZA 2 / Witnesses of Beauty 2

MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY Ginza Otsuka Building B1 2-16-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY B1 2-16-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

The "TESTIMONI DI BELLEZZA" exhibition held at the showcase from October 17th to November 1st at the Ginza 2-chome Megumi Ogita Gallery has been well received, and a special exhibition will be held from November 11th to November 29th.

Born in Italy in 1973, Paola Masi grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Rome, surrounded by the magnificent nature of Italy and the architecture that decorates the town. Since 2001, he has held solo exhibitions while practicing ceramic art in England, France, Mexico, and Spain, and has continued his career. Currently, he is active in Spain as a production base.
Mashi's work is influenced by Song porcelain, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan, but features elegant colors that shine with the sensibilities of Europeans who value sophisticated traditional beauty, and simple and modern modeling that is lightly baked.
She seeks to find the essence of beauty in everything she touches in her life, music, poetry, philosophy, or nature. Looking deeply at the object and capturing the fundamental beauty of the object, her creations all begin from there.
In shaping the work, Mashi carefully explores the mass of the material, the color of the glaze, the movement of the potter's wheel, and the equilibrium point where his hands are in perfect harmony. "Less is more = I don't need anything extra" It is no exaggeration to say that this word is a collection of Mashi's aesthetic sense as a ceramic artist.
The works created by sublimating the universal beauty that you feel inside yourself while sharpening your five senses, as if you capture the stillness in the movement and find the quietness in the music, embody her way of life as it is. doing.
Mashi's bowl work, which combines stylistic beauty and practicality, will unexpectedly captivate the hearts of Japanese people as a tea set with the greatest charm.

"TESTIMONI DI BELLEZZA", which is also the title of this exhibition, means "Beauty Witnesses" in Italian, which is the mother tongue of the artist. Please take a look at "TESTIMONI DI BELLEZZA 2", which will be shown in a new composition different from the showcase solo exhibition.

* Please feel free to contact the gallery for your work.

Paola Masi was born in Rome on the 11th of April 1973.
She first began throwing pots at Camberwell College of Arts, London in 2001. She has studied and lived in England, Mexico, Italy and Spain. In 2003 she took the opportunity to study as an apprentice alongside Master Potter Owen Watson in Onzain, France.

Through the apprenticeship she had the great privilege to access the very essence of pottery in its pure approach inspired mainly by Song as well as Korean and Japanese ceramics.
As a student of Sufi philosophy she is inspired in her continued search for the essence of beauty in all its forms: in music, in philosophy, in poetry and most of all in nature.

Having grown up in a small town outside Rome, she was influenced by the Italian landscape, design, art and architecture.
Since 2003 she has exhibited in Spain, Italy, Mexico and Japan. In 2007 she co-founded LaNaveBCN studios in Barcelona with British sculptor Sophie-Elisabeth Thompson, where Masi continues to throw and teach her craft.

"I throw with porcelain and stoneware on a kick-wheel and fire at 1280º in an electric kiln.
I look for rhythm and harmony between the shapes, glazes, the turning wheel and my hands.
Turning, moving clay requires a still mind in order to allow the creation of a form where less is more.
Porcelain bodies: pure whiteness underneath dark black or green glazes.
Bowls as empty vessels, glazes as minerals with water through fire. Stillness in movement, silence in music: pots as witnesses of Beauty.
This collection of works are the outcome of the last years of my journey through the ceramic world. "

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