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Kensho 1944

2019

Single piece Signed Dated Titled Framed

From the series Kensho

1

Size

15.9 x 69 x 2 cm
6.26 x 27 x 0.79 in

Reference

e9773fbf

Year

2019

Medium

Multiples

UV print of digital photograph on brass leaf on paper

Kojun is an self-taught multimédia American artist born in 1977 based in Tokyo, Japan since 1999. Kojun project started in 2010 explores the experiences of beauty glimpsed  in everyday life. The artist name Kojun is written using characters conveying the idea of illuminating & enriching the soul. Realized in a variety of media, the pieces created by Kojun are meant to serve as “tools for the heart”, objects for contemplation as markers on the path to Illumination.

Kensho Scrolls:

“Kensho” is a Zen phrase referring to experiences of seeing the true nature of things, 
the path to achieving enlightenment facilitated by meditation. In the Soto school of Zen, meditation is performed facing a wall. This is why these works show their subjects against walls or wall-like expanses. One interpretation of the pieces in this series is as a metaphor for ourselves as living beings engaging “the wall” to achieve illumination. The work in this series is realized as scrolls. This is a time-honored way of presenting images in Japan, where artwork traditionally is not left out indefinitely, but selected for contemplation for its resonance with a specific occasion, then put away. They are created in diverse materials including Japanese washi paper and gold, silver and other metallic leaf papers, expressing the different dimensions of our experiences of the beautiful moments in our lives. Each image is created in a given size and material only once, making it a unique piece resonating with the idea of ichigo-ichie, “one time, one meeting” celebrating the uniqueness of each moment, embodied with particular clarity in the aesthetics of the Way of Tea.

1977 , United States

Kojun is a self-taught American multimedia artist born in 1977 who lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Working on his life experiences in Japan and building on his original university studies focusing on Japanese society, religion, and aesthetics, Kojun’s work explores the experiences of beauty glimpsed in everyday life. Having focused at university on Japanese society, religion, and aesthetics, he returned to his studies in Japan to pick up threads from Zen spirituality, Japanese aesthetics and the conception of mono-no-aware: the transient beauty of the ever-changing world. He continues to expand his perspective with resonant ideas from other traditions such as Daoist, Stoicism, and Neoplatonic philosophy. In these explorations, he has found all pointing in a certain direction: Showing a way forward by awakening to the beauty in every moment. Moving into visual expression in multiple media starting in 2019, this way of thinking is expressed in his artist’s name Kojun, written using characters conveying the idea of illuminating and enriching the soul. He seeks to engage with soul-enriching experiences of beauty in everyday moments. Realized in a variety of media, the pieces he creates are meant to serve as tools for the heart, objects for contemplation as markers on the path to illumination.


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Kensho 1940

Multiples 16 x 69 x 1cm

850,00 €

Kensho 1941

Multiples 15.9 x 86.5 x 2cm

800,00 €

Kensho 1942

Multiples 15.9 x 80 x 2cm

850,00 €

Kensho 1943

Multiples 17.5 x 72.5 x 2cm

800,00 €

Kensho 1945

Multiples 17.5 x 72.4 x 2cm

800,00 €

Address

Paris, 12 rue Vivienne

Galerie Bruno Massa based in Paris and NYC was founded in January 2013 and is dedicated to exhibiting the latest works of contemporary art. The gallery is devoted to promoting emerging artists worldwide, especially in Georgia but also in China and other Asian countries. In 2018, Galerie Bruno Massa opened a branch in Seoul, Korea & in July 2019, moved its pr...

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Kensho 1943

2019

17.5 x 72.5 x 2 cm

800,00 €

Kensho 1945

2019

17.5 x 72.4 x 2 cm

800,00 €