"Satori" La percezione dello spirito
May 11 - Jun 23, 2018 Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Foro Buonabarte 67, 20121, Milan, Italy
- 11th May (Fri) ~ 23rd June 2018 (Sat)
- Opening reception
- 10th May 2018, 6 pm ~
Live drawing will be performed.
- Fondazione L. Matalon
(Foro Buonaparte, 67, 20121 MILANO)
Like the replication training of drawing, the calligraphy training involves observing and copying the model calligraphy repeatedly. From observing the model calligraphy character, one must strive to draw in the exact same manner and interpretation, in stroke volume, stroke pressure, speed, and ensure that the brush line is the same.
The difference between a drawing’s replication and that of the calligraphy “sho” is that a single stroke is not allowed to be redrawn or modified and the brush line is required to express multiple expressions at the same time.
Why is it so important to draw in a single stroke when it is possible to arrange the final shape by drawing multiple times?
Sisyu explains “The art of training is derived from the path to answer rather than to know the answer itself.
The deep spirituality required in drawing this single stroke is at the same concentration level as those of a veteran monk that is in the state of deep meditation. Sisyu has continued this training for 12 years and has mastered this art form. Now she is breaking the limit of this form.
Sisyu says “The new is always taught by the past.”Even for art that is never seen before, one can reach and create this by understanding the history and wisdom of the ancestor. This exhibition presents a completely new form of expression born from the “Sho” calligraphy.