Behind the scenes
Kohei Nawa

“Direction” is a series of paintings, in which ink pigment is dripped from the top edge of the canvas, and composes dots, lines, and fields through its movement. At the artist’s studio, the canvases are mounted vertically and angled by 15 degrees. Ink, engineered to the required viscosity, slowly descends on the surface and cuts through the square grid of the canvas mesh at the fixed angle —manifesting the visible effects of gravity that dictate the movement and speed of the liquid material.