Akira Fujimoto


Hokusai vs Caustic soda

誰もが知る象徴的なオブジェクトを再記号化する「RECODE 01: Icon」シリーズ。

Akira Fujimoto uses caustic soda to dissolve the print of "Under the Wave, off Kanagawa / Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji", a symbol of Japanese Ukiyoe, by Hokusai Katsushika.
This is the way of contemporary art expression that substitute a color and drawing, which are basic two elements of painting, for a symbol and chemical reaction.
One of the "RECODE 01: Icon" series that is an attempt to symbolize an iconic object into something new.