Japanese Style Art

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Japanese Style Art


“My inspiration for my informal art collection “Japanese Style” comes from the memories of visiting Japan. Japanese art and culture is very unique, and it has left an important imprint in me.

Most of all I loved Kyoto Golden pavilion and Silver Pavilion. That influence is seen through in the artworks that are created with the inspiration of the Golden Pavilion Interiors, where Golden Coline prevails.”

Artist  Diana Stauer.

The term informal art defines a series of artistic experiences, developed in Europe, America and Japan, characterized by the refusal of any form, figurative or abstract, built according to rational canons, related to the previous cultural tradition.

The informal term was “coined” in France in the 1950s to indicate the trend towards a new way of creating images without the use of recognizable, previously used forms such as Cubism and Expressionism.

But already between 1910 and 1945 European painters who moved to New York (Masson, Duchamp, Kandinskij, Mondrian and Albers) were directing the pictorial taste in this sense.

The refusal of “form” was already a concept of Abstract Art, Action painting, Tachisme, Abstract Expressionism, plus other movements that portrayed objects without respecting their shapes and colors, drawing only on the vision or imagination of artist, but still remaining forms.

Kaizen (改善?), Japanese for “improvement”, “continuos development”, “change for better.”

When used in the modern life sense and applied to the projects, kaizen refers to activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all participants from the the project director to the smallest contributors. It also applies to processes, such as developing a project.

The art collection “Japanese Style” creation was inspired by the notion of KaiZen: continuous change for the better, constant development – that is seen in the color evolution.

That influence is seen through in the artworks Tokyo Olympic Flame I-V that are created with the inspiration the Olympic games 2020 which will be held in Tokyo this year. Minimalist quintych that reads as one.

As you can see, the quintych is done with the colors of the olympic symbolic – Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green rings.
And there are 5 artworks, as there are five rings: Tokyo Olympic Flame I, Tokyo Olympic Flame II, Tokyo Olympic Flame III, Tokyo Olympic Flame IV, Tokyo Olympic Flame V.

The Japanese waves diptych is created as an admiration of the Pacific Ocean, that I have been able to admire on various occasions. It makes me remember Katsushika Hokusai, a famous master of Japanese art.

The tryptich Tokyo is colourful and very vibrant as the Japanese Capital itself.

First appearance to public Japanese Style art had at the Art Basel 2018 Billionnaire Party by LVH.

Special thanks for a wonderful collaboration with Natalia Fayevskaya,  amazingly professional photographer and a great friend.