Aya Kotani & RiversAreDeep | Giugno 2017
"Omnis mundi creatura
Quasi liber et pictura
Nobis est speculum."
"All of creation,
Like a book and a picture,
Is a mirror for us.”
“What does a mirror look at?”
Japanese and Russian mirrors
RiversAreDeep is a Russian artist born in Moscow, Russia, based in Italy.
“After two years of collaboration with Aya Kotani I discovered her brilliant art skill as well as her outstanding interpretation of different cultures. So happy to work with this extraordinary Japanese artist and to have opportunity to share this amazing synergy we create together.”
Aya Kotani is a Japanese artist based in Hiroshima, Japan
"These 8 portraits are mirrors of two cultures, Russian and Japanese.
And they also reflect inner world of two artists. They are completely different but quite similar. I'm so delighted to work with RiversAreDeep. I'm sincerely grateful to her and her family!"
Portraits of Japanese and Russian remarkable people like Kikuchi, Chekhov, Tanizaki, Brodsky, Hokusai, Bulgakov, Tange, Tolstoy are astonishing mirrors of Russian and Japanese cultures.
In the Japanese culture aesthetics has always played a leading role both as regards architecture as in many other aspects of life. After taking throne at the end of the 17th century, Peter the Great’s influence on the Russian culture extended far into the 18th century creating special atmosphere for fabulous Russian literature and poetry.
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