Japanese Cultural Grand Prix Semi-Grand Prix

Cubism of calligraphy "natural body"

By Emotion

1300 Mr. Shishu sublimates the traditional Japanese culture of "calligraphy" into paintings, sculptures, and media art, and draws out the emotions and reason contained in the characters.

The award-winning work "Cubism of Calligraphy" Natural Body "" is a three-dimensional book made of iron that floats in an acrylic board surrounded on all sides and can be viewed from all directions 360 .

Mr. Shishu, who consistently disseminates Japanese thought and culture to the world through production and activities, "The calligraphy is not a part of Japanese language or Japanese culture, but a work of art in the world. It is a work created from the aspiration of "to be recognized by Japan."

In order for overseas viewers who do not understand Chinese characters and kana to feel the essence of the calligraphy, the calligraphy had to be free from paper. Because letters existed long before paper was born.

The characters from long ago are the oracle bone script carved into the bones of animals and the gold stone text carved into the stone. Inspired by the three-dimensional expression, "Cubism of Calligraphy" was born, which expresses the calligraphy in three dimensions.

A universal expression that conveys the concept contained in the book to those who do not understand the engraved characters by releasing the book from the flat yoke of paper into a three-dimensional space. If you look at the work, even if you don't understand the meaning of "natural body", it will relax your feelings of tension.

Work information

Cubism "Natural Body"

Iron, Japanese paper, acrylic

"Cubism of calligraphy" was born in the hope that the calligraphy written on paper would be an expression that transcends language barriers and national borders.

People in countries that do not know the culture of calligraphy feel this when they see a work written only with ink lines.

What is the difference between drawing the outline and painting the inside black?

Traces of spilled ink?

Why should I write with one stroke?

Why does the painting produce one expression by tracing it from above many times?

I don't understand the


It comes from the fact that the calligraphy is fixed on paper.

Calligraphers always know that a calligrapher is not flat.

When the tip of the brush swims on the paper, I feel the depth of the paper.

In the cubism of the

calligraphy, the sculpture goes to the back in the place where the writing pressure is strong, and the sculpture comes to the front of the ink brush that the brush lightly touches the paper. The line drawn with one stroke becomes one sculpture.

Cubist sculpture is the only way for people who do not know the culture of calligraphy to easily understand the depth of the calligraphy written on paper and feel the brushstrokes. And since even the timeline written by the calligrapher is engraved forever, the viewer can always ruminate.

This book that reconstructs characters from various angles is named "Cubism".

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