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WABI AND SABI and the borders of nothingness


In many ways, the concept of Wabi/Sabi is a hidden quality in Japanese culture and also a criterion for what is true beauty in Japan. But like most precious things, you have to humble yourself to be able to recognize and feel them.

It's the beauty of something that disappears over time, things that fade away showing that nothing is eternal and that everything around us is eternally changing and getting closer and closer to the borders of nothingness.

"Things evolve into nothingness or evolve out of nothingness.

The purest most idealized form expressing the delicate traces, this faint evidence

at the edge of nothingness"

"Like homoeopathic medicine, the essence of Wabi/Sabi is dosed in small doses.

As the dose decreases, the effect becomes more powerful, and deeper.

The closer things get to non-existence, the more exquisite they become"

(Leonard Koren "Wabi, Sabi for artists, designers, poets and philosophers")


The essential of Wabi/Sabi is NATURAL and SIMPLICITY... the earthy side, and imperfections.

Qualities that later connected to Zen simply be here and now and appreciate the present moment.

It helps us get rid of everything unnecessary.

I think this concept of beauty has influenced and inspired me in my art since I was 19 and first visited Japan...Moss in Buddhist gardens...The beauty in the small details, in the insignificant, that we often come across and of course the beauty in the empty space which is not empty, but filled with presence.

With my works on paper, I express the fragility of the material world, where everything changes eternally. With my large leaves, I show the beauty in the small details of nature that we most often ignore.

I think the WABI - SABI concept is very important in our modern society, so as not to forget the poetry of life and the intimate connection with nature.







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