I paint with acrylic, ink, and Hu powder on traditional Japanese paper forming abstract compositions inspired by Shodo, Japanese calligraphy. I explore spatial relations through the outline and structure of words and the meaning they hold. Drawing inspiration from the AKIRA manga, where Akira creates a four-dimensional world by joining his palms, I want people to realize that everything can be observed from different angles; that there are many facets to one thing. My work is influenced by Japanese culture and life and is often triggered by stories on the news that capture my attention. Using a traditional form of writing–which is considered as “untouchable,” in my country–I invite the viewers to pause and reflect upon sensitive topics through my own interpretation of the medium.
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