Japanese Minimal Painting 44-5

Acrylic on Canvas, Red rope
1240 mm diameter




(週刊金曜日2006年5月12日号より 連載「珈琲破壊」017)

IFG#338 Japanese Minimal Painting 44-5

There are a lot of actions of concluding in traditional events of Japan. Ancient people in Japan believed that there was a spiritual power to a knot.
In the time of Genpei period (circa 12c), Japanese rope binding technique was developed a common way to arrest and hold a samurai prisoner. In Tokugawa era (circa 17c-19c), it was used when a suspect was arrested as well as when a suspect was taken forcibly by the administration of official affairs.
In the early days of the Showa era, Ito and his pupil Minomura developed it into art form. By carefully binding the body of a woman, they created a feeling of tension and recorded as their paintings and photographs. Another person to experiment was Tsuyuki, who photographed bound woman and published his series in a magazine.
I refer these images into my series of works "Japanese Minimal Painting". Japanese way of SM rope binding is a part of Japanese traditional symbols.

(Reference: "Tight binding studies guide", Sanwa publication)

English translation: KIBUKAWA Ei (eitoeiko)