Aoi Huber Kono

Artists, as we know, are strange (abnormal) types who, however, have, by nature, the faculty of discovering another way of seeing and understanding the world around us. If these human types, who are different from the normal, from the majority, also have the faculty of communicating what they have intuited or seen, with specially invented images, then even normal people (like those reading this text) can see and understand something that they hadn’t noticed before and that allows them to see and understand more. Even Aoi, with all her hereditary values derived from Japanese tradition and culture has her own hidden sensor (in her hair). which allows her to see and understand structures and textures that are in natural forms.

This “discovery” gives the artist a euphoria that pushes him to draw, to represent what he has discovered, with the aim of fixing it in his mind to try to make all the possible variations of grids and textures to communicate it to normal people (too busy with practical problems) so that they too can enlarge their field of perception. This cheerful impulse that follows the discovery invites the artist to “play” with the grids, structures and textures he has seen. The result is a series of drawn and coloured images, where Aoi shows us what we didn’t know before, what we hadn’t noticed in the nature that surrounds us. An ancient Chinese proverb says: a picture is worth a thousand words In fact, it would be almost impossible to communicate these aspects of nature in words.

And it is almost at stake for Aoi (and for almost all artists) to develop all the combinatory possibilities of what has been perceived. “Asobi is a Japanese word that means play but also art. If we add to this “Tekn√©” (which in ancient Greek means “art”) we will have a production of communicating images, also because of the technical precision that forms the images of art. Even the normal person can thus get to know another way of observing nature and enjoy their own discoveries. In addition to the nature around us, we must not forget that we too are nature and therefore what our mind can produce also comes from nature In nature, plants produce flowers and fruit. The artist produces images of art, aesthetics, beauty, visual art forms.

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