Artist Kiyomi Renders Quotidian Objects Charming Miniatures


WordsSolenn Cordroc'h

Artist Kiyomi‘s painting practice is characterised by meticulousness and an extraordinary sense of detail, creating miniature replicas of everyday objects. By using various materials, such as wood, glass, steel or wax, Kiyomi shapes by hand vases, furniture or cutlery so small that they would not even fit a doll. She even cooks up tiny pastries that are so realistic that you might think they were edible.

The objects which inspire are lifted from history, that of Victorian England or of France at the end of the eighteenth century. The artist takes pictures of these objects in very real places, like a bedroom or a bakery, offering an interesting contrast between fiction, reality, past and present. This fascinating work can be contemplated for hours, trying to detect each micro detail.