Takashi Murakami's Two New Tokyo Exhibitions
Takashi Murakami’s “Ensō” pop-up exhibition is currently on display at Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo (seen above). For public viewing are a selection of paintings from Murakami’s “Ensō” series, which explores the Zen Buddhist teaching of the same name. Literally interpreted as a circle, themes of emptiness, unity and infinity define the motif, executed by Murakami using spray paint over his signature accumulations of flowers and skulls. Carried out in one fluid brush stroke, the “Ensō” requires commitment, because what is finished can never be undone.
The exhibit is comprised of 18 unique renditions and runs concurrently with “The 500 Arhats,” a retrospective of Murakami’s work organized by the Mori Art Museum, until November 8.