The Jean Pigozzi Collection Of Contemporary Japanese Art

Mrs. Yuki

Mrs. Yuki is an artist duo formed in 2009 between Rintaro Hiramine (b.1983) and Tomomi Okubo (b.1982). Through breeding and raising ball python, a spieces of large snakes inhabitant in African and Asian continent, the artists incorporate biological experiments and practices into the process of their art-making. In 'Footprint' (2016), Mrs. Yuki released their pet snakes into a canvas-shaped mud of mortar and let them draw trajectories of their movement. The work explores and crosses the boundary between painting and sculpture, abstraction and calligraphy, humans and reptiles.