deepening spaces –inching somewhere, somehow,absorbing and refracting 透 – tō – to be transparent, leave gap, hold light明 – mei – bright/ illumination観 – kan – observation meditation; perceive
Many visitors to the friendly Ren Bar in east Tokyo made calligraphy and artworks to express their wishes for the new year… here is my fast ink portrait of the famous master!
along suspended riverblocked by oncoming vertical flyovernanamemeeting high polished walls isolating the residential worldfloating gardens flowing into alloy platforms intertwined shafts, containers hummingneutral perimetersemerging and reshaping the ground and drawing out energy lines overlapping populous spacessuffusedabove a tandem rotor flying heavilyleaden quick descent and dark blue chill moving onundulating and avoiding trafficsoon underground in quiet […]
Recently while working on the cityscape film I’ve also been looking for connections with abstraction. The Journey to Nowhere colours and Tokyo background of concrete, diffused structures of metal and glass move into fairly varied drawing and painting compositions to take forward…
In the last couple of weeks, or certainly since the last heavier snows, I’ve been putting together a strange new film piece taking in lots of city and infrastructure footage, mostly gathered in and around Tokyo, but also some from the UK. The previous artist film works I showed at the Omotesando exhibition last year […]