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"Between Heaven & Soil - All Things Are Beautiful"By Kan-Zan-Loc

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US$ 7,000



Paper, Ganryo - shellfish powder, indigo-blue on fabriano paper

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Dimensions: 80.5cm (H) x 70cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 31.7" (H) x 27.6" (W) x 1.2" (D)

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Artist Statement

Between Heaven & Soil is composed of a combination of 3 Japanese characters.
(Each Japanese character has its own meanings, such as “Heaven” or “Beauty”.)

The upper rows are Heaven, the lower rows are Soil, and all things between heaven and soil are Beauty.

“This is the largest work in the series and the most time-consuming & carefully crafted one. I used special-indigo for this work called Bi-Ai (beauty-indigo) which is deeper, richer blue pigment.”
# All lines of this work are left unpainted without the use of white paint, creating an experience of “Kuu” (emptiness or nothingness) in ZEN Buddhism.

Note: Framed size is 80.5 x 70 x 3 cm


Artist Profile

Born: 1964
Hometown: Tochigi
Based in: Japan

Japanese artist Kan-Zan-Loc (b.1964) believes that the blood of the art is blue. “I chose the indigo blue as the ultimate color of the one and only. I did not know it is the same blue which is called as “Vermeer Blue”, or “Hokusai Blue”. I wonder if you knew …


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