Mariko

MARIKO

 

Born in 1958 MARIKO is a French-born conceptual artist and sculptor best known for her large-scale sandstone characters, portraying animals and human figures. Influenced by her upbringing in the vast African island of Madagascar, at an early age she was introduced to the principles of the technique specific craftsmanship of sandstone sculpture. She became fascinated by the Masai technique of transforming fine sandstone material into legendary characters, thus becoming the basis of her work.  Upon returning to France she found further inspiration by the Cubist Movement, while studying at Les Baux Arts. Mariko seeks balance and harmony to enlighten the vital strengths, highlighting a fusion between Cubist influence and the primitive arts.

 

Mariko expresses her vision of important themes such as bullfighting, classical music, geishas and femininity, in large scale sculptures, where curves, smooth and rounded edges are visible.

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 


2016:
Modern Femme – Gauchet Fine Art, Miami, FL
2014:
Monumental Sculptures – Château Rasque, France
2013: Cubistyle – Gauchet Fine Art – Miami, FL
2012: Gauchet Fine Art – Miami, FL
2011: Espace 77 Montmartre – Paris, France

2010: Galerie Frank Picon – Paris, France
2009:
Galerie de La Méditerranée – Saint-Paul de Vence, France
2008: Galerie Medicis – Paris, France
2007: Société Des Artistes Français, Grand Palais – Paris, France
2006: Galerie Arkane – Ajaccio, France
2004: Palais des Congrès – Ajaccio, France
2003: Galerie Fashion Café – Ajaccio, France