Halftone series    

 

2021 -

urushi-lacquer on wooden panel        

 

 

 

The Halftone series is painted with a natural material called "urushi (lacquer)", which has been used in traditional Japanese crafts for thousands of years. During the Age of Exploration many urushi wares were transported from Japan to European countries. Urushi-lacquer is also used as an adhesive in kintsugi (golden joinery) and has been a cultural "joint" between countries.

   This series is based on photographs of various seascapes and painted with the urushi-lacquer to capture the momentary expression of the waves. In modern times, the sea is still a wall that separates lands and people, but it is also a road that connects to distant places and cultures. This series depicts "mobility" as the basis of modern and contemporary society opened up by the sea.

exhibition: BE WATER at the Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin,     photo: Uwa Walter
exhibition: BE WATER at the Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, photo: Uwa Walter
exhibition: Utsusu - Chronicle Vol.2 at Villa Heike, Berlin
exhibition: Utsusu - Chronicle Vol.2 at Villa Heike, Berlin
exhibition: Strat to Finish at Tor Art Space, Frankfurt am Main,       photo: Steffen Lehr
exhibition: Strat to Finish at Tor Art Space, Frankfurt am Main, photo: Steffen Lehr
exhibition: In a Continuous State of Flux at the Museum Haus Kasuya, Kanagawa, Japan 
exhibition: In a Continuous State of Flux at the Museum Haus Kasuya, Kanagawa, Japan