Most of The Supreme Exodus research in Japan involved learning on how to accept where I’am in my artistic journey and to appreciate the project for what it is, not what I want it to be. The wabi-sabi philosophy parallels my ongoing journey as an artist developing continuously my artistic practice.
“Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
It is a beauty of things modest and humble.
It is a beauty of things unconventional.”
–Leonard Koren, artist + writer
Wabi-sabi emerged in 15th century Japan and embraces imperfection, impermanence, and the passing of time. Wabi loosely translates to simplicity, fulfillment, peace, and modesty. Sabi loosely translates to the acceptance and appreciation of the persistence of time.
With the generous support of Mondriaan Fonds
Photos by Iva Jankovic & Marlise Steeman
Location: Nieuw Dakota - Amsterdam Noord & Kapitaal Utrecht