Takahiko Hayashi diligently works at creating masterfully bold abstractions, often with vibrant color. His work has a mystical quality and the titles reflect interest in philosophy “Considering Lao-Tse” as well as natural phenomena “The Spinning Wind”. (cf. RenBrown) “I try to create something from nothing. I try to capture negative to represent positive. I try to express the present with history, and east and west. It is when objects exist that nothingness can be recognized for the first time. That’s why wind attracts me. And Tokuyama village in Gifu prefecture, Lao-Tse, and Enku greatly influence my thought processes”, says Takahiko Hayashi. Please visit artist’s Tumblr for more work.
[artist found at iamjapanese]
Pouran Jinchi, ‘Untitled Etching’
Large image: HERE
Contributed image/MFAH. Untitled 1998 etching by Iranian artist Pouran Jinchi. On loan from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. © Pouran Jinchi, courtesy Art Projects International, N.Y.