Shinichi Maruyama

selections from Kusho

kusho means writing in the sky

The Kusho series consists of twenty-three large-scale color photographs that represent the interplay of black ink and water, both in mid-air and on white surfaces. The phenomenon that I capture – two liquids colliding the millisecond before they merge into grey – is the result of various actions and devices. The resultant images literally deconstruct the material elements of ink drawing and calligraphy, allowing us to see in extraordinary detail chemical and physical processes invisible to the naked eye.

— Shinichi Maruyama