The word “Wabi” refers to a Japanese aesthetic. Linked to Buddhism; this word is synonymous with the beauty of imperfect and impermanent things.
With the eponymous photographic series, since 2000 Bishun Jumonji, is working on immortalizing the contemplation of this ephemeral beauty, using photography the artist creates a real eulogy to singularity. While fixing on the film lights, movements but also silences, the artist manages to distil this very particular beauty. He leaves room for imperfections, mystery but also a certain melancholy, succeeding in inscribing his work in this Japanese artistic consciousness of “Wabi” from which he made a small volume in 2002.
Awarded in 2007 by the Japanese Photographic Society for all of his work, Bishun Jumonji is distinguished by the diversity of his subjects and his incomparable ability to renew. He also explains that his recognition is due in particular to the imperfections that he leaves in his photographs. Recognized in Japan, it is under the curation of Naoko Ohta that he will exhibit for the first time in France at Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery.
Bishin Jūmonji – Wabi
From January 31st to February 23rd, 2019
Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery
7, rue Notre-Dame of Nazareth