As the world collectively experience loss and trauma within the past year, our livelihood has become more apparent than ever. Moroi, paintings by Mizuki Nishiyama, and curated by MW, reflects and retrieves art back to nature literally. A series of 10 paintings are suspended, and exhibited on the rocks of Monkey Buttress, Hong Kong, creates the city’s first outdoor immersive exhibition. This outdoor exhibition was documented and presented as photo prints to capture the journey.
Moroi; translates from a Japanese word meaning brittle or fragile. Moroi is an extension of self, confronting the tumultuous and flawed. We are brought to contemplate the rawness of our human psyche, and the conflicts between vulnerability and humanity. The 10 paintings enveloped between the sediment of Hong Kong, pushes the boundaries between creation and destruction, man-made and nature.
SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery is pleased to present Moroi, Mizuki Nishiyama’s second solo exhibition in Hong Kong, curated by MW. Beginning on May 22nd, SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery will be exhibiting 10 original paintings by the artist.
Mizuki Nishiyama is a New York based, mixed-Japanese artist; creating raw, vivid and multifaceted paintings that explore the fragile human condition.
As a mixed-Japanese artist, Nishiyama draws inspiration from the East and West.
Bridging her Hong Kong, Japanese and Italian cultural heritages.
Embracing deeply personal experiences to craft each artwork: the artist’s ongoing relationship with anxiety and trauma has greatly influenced her practice, and has fuelled her to confront vulnerability, fragility and the human condition. Painting is a chaotic yet meditative process for Nishiyama that allows her to make sense of the more tempestuous periods in life.
Nishiyama holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design. Her solo exhibitions include Shunga (2020) at Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, An Exploration of Human Fragility: Love & Lust (2020) at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, and 脆い Moroi: An Exploration of Human Fragility (2019) at Greenpoint Gallery New York.