面壁千年

達磨Dharma
material
Paper , Metal , Ammonium chloride , Brine

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photoArimura Daijiro Takizawa Kazuya

人の形をしたそれはただの人ではない。痛みも快楽も忘れただひたすらに壁と面を合わせる。

 

面壁九年。朝か夕か。

痛みを忘れるため、考えることもしなくなったそれは思い出す。

Chan の友は元気にしているか。

父は、母は、兄弟は今、何をしているのだろうか。

見知らぬ土地で、来る日も来る日も思い浮かぶのは故郷の風景と共に旅をした友の姿。

 

 

 


願掛けから共生へ。


ダルマのもとになったBodhidharmaの人生における大きな分岐点であるインドから中国へ渡来後、少林寺裏山での出来事を中心に周りの人間との関係性について寄り添い、読み解くことで感じたエモーショナルな部分を現代の民芸品であるダルマのデザインへと踏襲した。

雪舟のイラストにも描かれている異国人であるダルマは腕をもぎ取ることで自身の思いの強さの理解を深めようとした少し狂気的なその意志の強さを表している。


一説では少林寺裏山で壁に向かっての9年間の座禅によって手足が腐る程、現地人に対して理解を求めようとしたその姿が面壁九年の四字熟語の語源にもなっている。

民芸品として現在までその形状、作り方を守り作り続けられてきたダルマの歴史に敬意を表し、伝統をなるべく揺るがすことなく、あくまで表面の装飾のみに自身の表現を施そうと考えた。
漆喰に複数の金属粉を混ぜ込み、溶液をかけ続けることで漆喰のディテールを残しつつ、錆び発生させている。

保護被膜として腐食から身を守る役割を成す緑青は本人の意思である防衛本能を表し、放出する念を持つ。

腐食の進行によって発生する赤錆は社会や人間関係、生活環境における厄難を表す。

作者の手により、自然界において共存することのない双方を1つの枠に収める。そこには生育・変化する金属の必然性、人間の欲求・葛藤を絢い交ぜさせることで魅入る美の価値を創出する。

 

これを元素として認識した場合、それは物質として安定しており物質における悟りを意味するのではないか。

錆びること、老いることで積み重なっていく微細な出来事の確かな重なりを1500年の時を経て体感する

Emotion 2021 -19 contemporary artist - 展示

Spiral Independent Creators Festival SICF22_EXHIBITION

Nine years of face wall.

It was in the shape of a person. It was not just a person. It forgot about pain and pleasure, and just kept on matching face to face.

 

A thousand years of wall-to-wall. Morning or evening?

To forget the pain, it stopped thinking, and it remembered to think.

How are Chan's friends doing?

What are his father, mother, and brothers doing now?

In a strange land, day after day, the image of the friend who traveled with the scenery of his hometown comes to mind.

From wishful thinking to symbiosis.


After coming to China from India, which was a major turning point in Bodhidharma's life, I followed the emotional aspects that I felt by leaning and reading about his relationship with the people around him, focusing on the events in the mountains behind the Shaolin Temple, into the design of the Dharma, a modern folk art.

Dharma, the foreigner depicted in Sesshu's illustration, represents the slightly insane strength of will of a man who tried to deepen his understanding of the strength of his own feelings by ripping off his arms.


According to one theory, he spent nine years sitting on a wall in the mountains behind the Shaolin Temple, and his limbs rotted away as he tried to seek understanding from the locals, which is the origin of the four-character phrase "nine years on the wall.

In honor of the history of the dharma, which has continued to be made as a folk art product by preserving its shape and production method, I decided to express myself only in the surface decoration without shaking the tradition as much as possible.
By mixing several metal powders into the plaster and continuously applying a solution, he has preserved the details of the plaster while creating rust.

The greenish-blue color, which acts as a protective coating to protect us from corrosion, is a reminder of the defense instincts that we are willing to release.

The red rust generated by the progress of corrosion represents the troubles in society, human relations, and living environment.

In the artist's hands, both sides, which cannot coexist in the natural world, are placed in a single frame. By mixing the inevitability of metals growing and changing with human desires and conflicts, the artist creates a value of beauty that fascinates.

 

When this is recognized as an element, it is stable as a material and may mean enlightenment in matter.

Through the passage of 1,500 years, we can experience the solid layering of minute events that accumulate through rusting and aging.

Emotion 2021 -19 contemporary artist - Exhibition

Spiral Independent Creators Festival SICF22_EXHIBITION