This pocket-size booklet features new Cliff images painted in 2012. To create the Cliffs, which Senju began exploring in 2007, the artist spontaneously applies mineral pigments onto paper. The structure of the paper and its subtle creases and wrinkles inspire the composition of these large-scale paintings. Senju then carefully applies dark pigments allowing delicate rivulets of paint to move across the surface. What emerges are ethereal, intricately rendered conceptual landscapes of transcendent beauty. The booklet also includes several recent Waterfall images and a photograph of the newly opened Hiroshi Senju Museum in Karuizawa, Japan. This publication accompanies the exhibition Hiroshi Senju: Cliffs, Sundaram Tagore New York, March 2012.
With an introduction by Sundaram Tagore, adapted from the foreword to the book Hiroshi Senju, first published in 2009 by Skira Editore in Milan.