YU HIRAISHI (1948, Toyohashi, Japan)
Yu Hiraishi is a Japanese jeweler and sculptor. Her minimalist jewels reflect the sculptural influence. Pins, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are constructed from basic three-dimensional shapes such as cylinders, tubes, folded asymmetric bars, or flat and geometric shapes that intersect at oblique angles. The use of monochrome primary colors intensifies a rhythmic play of light and shadow.
Hiraishi has participated in several individual and collective exhibitions in Japan and abroad and her work is represented in several collections, highlighting MAD’s (Museum of Art and Design) in New York. Bio