Admiring the tenacity of Japanese artist Shigeno Ichimura in creating these incredible
silver monochrome paintings. The artist was born in Okinawa, raised in Tokyo and has lived and worked in New York since 1989. His work starts with a single dot that slowly emerges into a larger circular pattern. At first glance the dots look mechanically produced but they have been in fact meticulously squeezed out with precision by the artist’s own hand. On My Modern Met he gives us an insight into his work:
“My works begin with one small dot, squeezed out by hand onto canvas.”
“One small dot evokes many others, finally forming a group, a gathering that seems to have purpose. Each small dot works together with the rest, calling out to the others, reaffirming both its isolation and its place in the group. For me, it all begins with a single dot.”
Images: Courtesy of Shigeno Ichimura.