“Enso – Lion’s Gate” (eg)
“Enso – Porte des Lion” (fr)
“Enso – Lwia Brama” (pl)
This work is based on the spiritual practice of Enso painting. Enso is the iconic circular symbol representing the universe and the duality of life (empty yet full, infinite yet complete). This special circle is painted as one masterstroke, in one breath and no corrections permitted afterwards.
The painting started with Enso painted in black ink using a big performative brush. Colours were added afterwards to amplify the Enso effect, which coincided with the astrological time of Lion’s Gate portal (the height of Leo season). In a world that sometimes forces us to be small, scared or unfulfilled, Leo energy is said to connect us to our inner sun and our own fire.
This artwork represents artist’s practice of a contemporary take on the traditional Zen caligraphy fused with colourful poetic abstraction and performative movement painting.
The canvas is stretched on a wooden frame and the artwork is ready to hang. Framing is not required.A thin layer of gloss varnish protects the artwork against UV light and dust.