"The title of this series is Moroi, a Japanese word meaning brittle or fragile. Moroi focuses on unconventional themes that are intentionally confrontational; regarding the rawness of the human psyche, and how we are confronted between vulnerability and our own emotions.

Through a use of bold colours, blend of sophisticated shades, and disruptive line work - these abstractions ultimately cultivate the theme of intimacy in Moroi. Nishiyama views the series of paintings as a means of a visual diary - by having the Japanese English title exposed, Nishiyama expresses integrity to her Japanese origins while challenging our understanding of confrontation.

Though Moroi reflects personal vulnerability, Nishiyama does not view this experience as singular; it’s plural and something we all face. How does vulnerability in relation to emotion make us who we are? Does it separate or unite us? That is what Moroi is questioning, and these paintings attempt to challenge that."

- Greenpoint Gallery, New York, 2019

腫れ Swollen by Mizuki Nishiyama

晴れ SWOLLEN

Mixed Media on Canvas

120 x 92 cm

2019

静か音 Shizuka Otto by Mizuki Nishiyama

静かな音 SHIZUKANA OTO

Mixed Media on Canvas

120 x 92 cm

2019

溺れる Drown by Mizuki Nishiyama

溺れる DROWN

Mixed Media on Canvas

120 x 92 cm

2019

一人の自分 Hittoi no Jibun by Mizuki Nishiyama

一人の自分 HITTORI NO JIBUN

Mixed Media on Canvas

120 x 92 cm

2019

Concrete by Mizuki Nishiyama

 CONCRETE

Mixed Media on Canvas

120 x 92 cm

2019

一人女 Hittori Onna

一人女 HITTORI ONNA

Mixed Media on Canvas

120 x 92 cm

2019

さすらい Sasurai by Mizuki Nishiyama

さすらい WANDERING

Mixed Media on Canvas

120 x 92 cm

2019