‘Our work now generally comes from closely watching and interacting with nature as it subtly changes and grows. Selecting and rearranging elements of flowers/foliage that we find, playing with scale and combinations, the work we create becomes a documentation of place and time as well as a poetic way to work with the landscape. It feels really rewarding to turn something that would be mostly overlooked into something beautiful that can be kept and cherished.’
MR Studio London are an artist/designer duo formed of Mike Pollard and Rika Yamasaki.
‘The things we create as MR Studio London are an extension of ideas that relate to our work as artists over the years and has naturally developed out of our current home and surroundings in London.'
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And then we were 2
2 years ago today, we opened our doors. 2 amazing years that we can’t thank everyone involved enough for.
Looking in at our current show, I can see work by artists who have been with me since day one. It’s felt like we’ve all been growing together, taking the many incredible opportunities that have come up and using them to show exactly what we can do.
There’s also artists who we’re working with for the very first time - for some their first gallery show. Our list of artists and makers always amazes me with all of the talent we’re lucky enough to work with, who we’ve met in so many different ways, from all over the world - and there’s more to add as we go through our exhibitions this year.
And finally, there on my desk are some flowers that arrived yesterday from a friend I’ve made through the gallery. That made my day as they appeared. We’ve had the most amazing response from so many people connecting with what we do - whether you’re close enough to visit or keep up-to-date from afar.
I feel like I write these posts a lot as it seems there’s always a milestone happening but I know it’s important not to let them just pass by. And especially, I think, because these milestones are thanks to the community that seems to be continuously building around us - and that includes you.