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As we look back on the span of human civilization, we can consistently see the pursuit of the essence of tools and the sequence of refining them. Tools have become very much tied to the philosophical sensibility of human beings. From those created for destruction we see the rise of forms suited for creation; from articles that are simply a means to an end we see tools develop into objects of respect. Then once more, in the modern age, we can see the forces of commoditization and the market economy reduce these items to mere containers for their capabilities.

I now seek to revive the idea of having respect for these simple objects and to rebuild the relationship between our society and the tools we have come to take for granted. Through their use, these objects inspire a quiet appreciation of the place that tools, both simple and complex, occupy in the structure of human civilization.

I hope to reconnect humans and their artifacts in quiet celebration of form, function, and craft.

Morie Nishimura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Quiet Celebration, 2012

Brass Mirrors

This is the brass mirrors which, through a daily polish, allows us to see ourselves in the same way those that came before us saw themselves.

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Morie Nishimura / Artist
1976 born in Madrid, Spain

Exhibition
2012 TENT, London
2012 Creatures of Comfort, Los Angeles
2013 Main branch of MITSUKOSHI,Tokyo
2014 TENT, London

2015 SEED GALLERY, China

NIAA Co., Ltd.
3-190-5, Kominato-cho, Naka, Yokohama, Japan

nishimura@ni-aa.com