KUSHO

One great find that I stumbled upon in Chelsea over the weekend was a series of photographs by Shinichi Murayama titled “KUSHO” (空書). Ku (空) can mean sky, air, or empty space while sho (書) means writing, or calligraphy.

Currently on display at Bruce Silverstein through March 7th, KUSHO, from what I undesrtand, is basically action painting frozen in time. The artist photographs himself lifting a giant paintbrush, dipped in water and ink, into the air. It’s that simple yet the results are absolutely stunning.

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  1. i’ve just reciently been to my friends 書道 exibition which was great but i’ve never seen such amazing and powerful action painting!

  2. i’ve just reciently been to my friends 書道 exibition which was great but i’ve never seen such amazing and powerful action painting!

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