The title of this exhibition is “Sonzai” which is Japanese for ‘Existence’
In the Western thought, existence is the world we are aware of through our senses. Materialism holds that the only thing that exists is matter that all things are composed of material, and all phenomena are the result of material interactions. In other words, matter is the only substance.
In Eastern philosophy, on the other hand, "impermanence" describes existence. In reality there is no thing that ultimately ceases to exist; only the appearance of a thing ceases as it changes from one form to another. The philosophical meaning of the Sanskrit word 'Satya' is "unchangeable", “that which is beyond distinctions of time, space, and person" and "that which pervades the universe in all its constancy". Existence is the vast space or stillness from which all forms arise and in time dissolve.
Click on invitation above to view the paintings from 'Sonzai' on my website