The concept of negative space has its roots in the Japanese notion of "notan" which is all about the existence of pattern in physical objects and also the pattern of the space within and in between those objects.
awakeningfromthedream: “ there are 9 basic principles that underlie japanese art they are called aesthetics, or concepts that answer the question: what is art? the 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki.
archatlas: “ The Art of Ray Morimura Ray Morimura is a graduate of Tokyo Gakugei University, where he studied oil painting. Originally his works were geometric-style abstractions. But later he was inspired by Shigeru Hatsuyama and Sumio Kawakami, and.