Sin Sin Fine Art is delighted to present "Wabi-sabi", a solo exhibition by London artist Rolf Lorenz, from 17 September onwards. A series of works on paper by charcoal and mixed media, inspired by the Japanese "Wabi-sabi" (the imperfectness and impermanence of things), explores into the traditional Japanese aesthetics in the form of Western representation, resulting in a mesmerizing semi-abstract landscape of earth tone grass fields and entwined organic structures which is soothing in its tranquil roughness.
Wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of what we think of as traditional Japanese beauty and it occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West. If an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi. It nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
"The concept of Wabi-sabi (of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete), has inspired me to work with charcoal and earth pigments on paper, both gifts form nature,” says the artist. “The shapes and textures drawn and simulated by hand are reflections of man’s imperfect nature and purity. I choose to reflect on the impermanence of existence, the fields of grasses, all of which die to be reborn in the spring, the slow but beautiful decay of wooden twine and branch, the abstract, almost incongruous, yet perfect shapes created by nature. Even the perfection of a metal forged structure must one day return to its natural element, no matter what disguise it hides within. Man himself must one day be reduced to ashes to merge once again with life's endless cycle."
Sin Sin Fine Art 將於9月17日起舉行倫敦藝術家Rolf Lorenz的個人展覽"Wabi-sabi"《侘‧寂》，當中將展出一系列以炭筆及混合素材創作的畫作。這個系列的靈感來源是傳統日本美學中的「侘寂」（音譯 "Wabi-sabi"，大致解作「不完美的、短暫的」），並以西方藝術的手法深入探討演繹這個傳統東方美學概念，形成了一個包含了泥土褐色系的草原和相互交纏的有機結構的魅惑的半抽象景象，粗糙的寂寥感讓人看着感覺安寧。