Bottled Stories (2016-)
The artist is known for her highly decorative works but in this collection,
She radically breaks her tradition.
Her new collection; ‘Bottled stories” is about the pure beauty of the materiality.
Porcelain on the one hand is processed quartz, and traces of the origin are not easily recognizable. The vessel as a symbol of traditional use of porcelain represents the everyday usage of this material.
On the other hand, its opponents, pure minerals are taken as they developed by nature. Both evolutions, the natural and the crafted one meet in Makiko’s work.
Each objet consists out of a simple form made of porcelain which is linked to a raw mineral. Both emphasize each other both shows the beauty of each other, both play each other.
When they meet their worlds collide but in an Astonishing way belong to each other.
One is the mirror of the other, both belong together.
The fabulous diversity of one origin is shown in a cruel but still complimentary way.
The observer is directly taken to an intellectual battlefield between raw and the constructed.
This leads him to manifold conclusions and questions.
Has Mankind really developed or are we not still facing the abyss of the raw and wild within each of us.
Trophy animals (2008-)
As symbol of power and wealth; the Trophy appears as the Human Vanity.
Humans present their hunting success as an ornament and take them into their interior decoration.
As unstuffed Animals, their eyes are staring into space and can be interpreted like laughing at humans fatuousness or they might even curse their own fate.
In this collection, I recreated animal trophies by Ceramics which have been used for Ornaments throughout ancient times.
How do we look like, as humans, from the perspective of the trophy? As ugly creatures that are covered by limitless desires.
100 years after the party (2011)
100years after the tea party
and then there were none
Yet shadow has vanished
All the cakes all the flowers all the colors are opened to the wind, swept by the wind
The sound of bud opens itself breaks the silence
And tea set is left behind the time…
The collection which is inspired by British romanticism and my experience when I visited an Old Manor House in the UK, is about the long lapse of Time and Ceramics materiality which remain even after the long long time.
In this collection I deploy the tea set form and by partly destroying it, demonstrate the original dynamism of the material.
There is a strong contrast between the added flowery decoration and the destroyed part.
They look totally opposite yet show the various potential and possibility of the Ceramics expressions.
2010: Inter National design competition- design for all- honorable mention
Makiko is now on the September issue of Monthly magazine that SHISEIDO: one of the most established cosmetic company, issued.
The article about the young powerful Japanese Artists!
Thank you SHISEIDO!