SHIBUSA SERIES

Paintings and Book

2011

Oki Nami (after Hokusai)
Oki Nami (after Hokusai)

Oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Between Wu and Yu
Between Wu and Yu

Oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Kan No Uchi (The Cold Time)
Kan No Uchi (The Cold Time)

Oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Five Kinds of Dusk
Five Kinds of Dusk

Oil and deer hair on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

The Offing
The Offing

Oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Vibration of Air
Vibration of Air

Oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Composition 2
Composition 2

Oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Composition 2 - Detail
Composition 2 - Detail

oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Colour of a Clarinet
Colour of a Clarinet

oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBSUA series

Colour of a Clarinet
Colour of a Clarinet

oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Composition 8
Composition 8

oil on hand-dyed canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Water Lilies Rising to meet Bamboo (In M
Water Lilies Rising to meet Bamboo (In M

oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Matsuyama Kagami
Matsuyama Kagami

oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Old Chrysanthemum
Old Chrysanthemum

oil on hand-dyed and washed canvas, (c) pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Composition 7
Composition 7

Oil on hand-dyed canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

The Cherry Tree (In Memorium)
The Cherry Tree (In Memorium)

Oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Harvest of the Bees
Harvest of the Bees

Oil on paper, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA (katagami) series

Katagami 6
Katagami 6

Oil on paper, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA (katagami) series

Katagami 5
Katagami 5

Oil on paper, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA (katagami) series

Between Heaven and Earth
Between Heaven and Earth

oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

Auspicious Ribbon
Auspicious Ribbon

Oil on canvas, (c) Pip Dickens SHIBUSA series

SHIBUSA (Katagami) Series         

 


The Shibusa series are oil paintings derived from research in Kyoto in 2011 as part of a Leverhulme Trust Award Artist in Residence project within the Music Department of the University of Huddersfield and collaboration with composer Professor Monty Adkins. 

The paintings (oil on canvas) draw upon colour, pattern, rhythm and vibration, associated with kimono fabrics and katagami stencils, and frequently juxtapose these with quieter, understated greys, shadows and subtle interplays of light.

 

These extractive works observe distinctions within Japanese visual culture - sometimes celebratory, playful and exuberant, at other times subtle, introspective and reflective.

 

The works are produced using bespoke tools, combs and 'dysfunctional' brushes to produce intriguing oscillating effects set against quieter, meditative, colour fields.

 

The KATAGAMI series are also based on Japanese research..

 

Related Information

These works exhibited as ‘Patterns of Shadows by Pip Dickens’ at The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation London in 2012.

Listen to Professor Monty Adkins resultant compositions based on this collaboration at audiobulb or visit Monty’s site.

Book

Download free e-print of the book 'Shibusa - Extracting Beauty' here

Extracts from all Chapters of ‘Shibusa - Extracting Beauty’ can be read at my blog

http://pip-dickens.blogspot.co.uk/

Book launched March 2012:
Shibusa - Extracting Beauty
Edited by Monty Adkins and Pip Dickens
ISBN-13: 978-1-86218-101-4
Size: 280 x 210mm
Pages: 144
Number of images: 97
Images in colour: 89
published by University Huddersfield Press
Email enquiries to: university.press@hud.ac.uk