October 20 — 23, 2022
Monnaie de Paris
For its participation in Asia Now, Perrotin presents a selection of works by Takashi Murakami, Shin Murata and Aso Kojima.
Murakami’s ink calligraphies on used coffee filters take up his aesthetic concerns in an innovative form. The artist, whose mother is passionate about calligraphy, has studied the practice since the age of five.
Like these original calligraphies, Murakami’s works in the Ensō series have strong poetic and Zen significance: the Enso, a freehand circle, is painted with a brush by followers of Zen as a form of spiritual practice and free movement.
For the first time in Europe, a series of ceramics made in collaboration with Shin Murata and Takashi Murakami will be featured as well as some Aso Kojima’s ceramics with the drawing of Takashi Murakami on the boxes.