“Kongokai (the spiritual principle)”
Apparatus for Transmitting Icons -Erasure of Essence According to the Fontanese View-

 

Jan 2006
Tracing paper, Pencil,
Mending tape, String,
Acrylic ball, Acrylic board, Acrylic stick, Cord,
Fluorescent lamp
101×75.5cm







イコン伝達装置 −本質の消失によるフォンタナ的考察−金剛界
本質が消失した時、そこに本質の存在を明確に表現しうるのか……。
そんな考察を光により、フォンタナ的概念で試みた装置。フォンタナといえば、「白の宣言」[空間主義、技術宣言]が有名である。トレーシングペーパーの半透明による透過性で、平面絵画の薄っぺらさをより強調することにより、平面絵画へのアイロニーを示し、また透過性による透明感は平面絵画への尊敬の念でもある。

When the essence is erased, can the essence's existence be clearly expressed? This is a device that attempts to express that thought with light according to Fontanese concepts. Lucio Fontana is renowned for his "White Manifesto" and "Technical Manifesto of Spatialism." Employing the permeability of translucent tracing paper, in this work I critique the flatness of painting by emphasizing its very flimsiness. At the same time, this work also expresses my respect for flat paintings with the transparency that comes from permeability.