Mari Honma: Subtle Senses
Updated: Aug 24
A Forgotten Lore on Concrete
In the Waiting Room
A Woman Who Avoids the Rain
Sorry, I Still Don't Understand What You Mean
About Mari Honma:
Honma is a Japanese mixed media artist living in the UK. She began experimenting as a self-taught painter in her teens and put on VJ/lighting shows in Tokyo whilst studying as a university student. She also studied some ceramic and glass techniques in the UK to explore more classical approaches to art, and her works were displayed at international exhibitions. However, she discontinued exhibiting in 2013 due to family illnesses and shifted her career into the pharmaceutical industry, expanding her interest in the psychological aspect of life.
Through experience, she appreciates that things called Art these days may be too dependent on innovative technology, user-friendly applications and computers. She has therefore been keen to create artworks by hand using simple equipment and discarded materials where possible.
Overcoming challenges in life, she started releasing her works again in October 2020; they have since been featured in international magazines and exhibitions. She believes that art and culture should always be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background. This is why she enjoy working with organisations and publishers aiming to enhance the cultural development of all people, rather than being a part of particular groups with boundaries.
There are many subtle senses in our daily lives that cannot be verbalised, or that appear more intriguing when expressed in the form of a creation. Honma hopes that art can be a place for this nonverbal communication that allows us to merely feel as individuals while disregarding trends, profitability, or usability.