正月 Shōgatsu

Shogatsu is the Japanese New Year, and the starting point for this series of paintings created in 2017. I took inspiration from the various traditions that surround the New Year in Japanese culture – in particular the importance of how you spend the very first day of the year.

 

The abstracts are full of intense personal moments, luring the viewer around in infinite circles. A fictional and experiential universe without reference to recognisable form; interpretation becomes multi-faceted.