When one looks upon the Shinichi Maruyama Gardens action paint series, one is likely to think that these abstract liquid sculptures have a life of their own. Each midair capture is like a dancer's movement -- graceful and somehow full of emotion. But when one remembers that there is someone behind each sculptural stroke, it all comes together. The personality we see in each image stems from Maruyama himself.
The Shinichi Maruyama Gardens series, according to its artist, represents the "feeling [he] get[s] from Zen gardens." He goes on to say, "It is its own universe, empowering the visitor to resist temptation, eliminate negative thought and sever the continuous stream of inessential information emanating from the outside world."
The Shinichi Maruyama Gardens series is currently being exhibited at Manhattan's Bruce Silverstein Gallery.
Muted Action Painting
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