Combining a deep understanding of tradition with a contemporary approach, acclaimed washi craftsman, Wataru Hatano, applies additional Japanese materials, such as soil, konnyaku paste, persimmon tannin and vegetable oil, to washi paper to create works that push the boundaries of beautiful understatement, whilst fully embracing subtlety and a controlled composition. Through the innovative nature of his practice and the undeniably impactful yet subdued quality of his works, Wataru pieces are yet another example of the powerful and exciting work emerging from contemporary Japan.
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