Ryohei Tanaka: Paper Cuts

Iroha

Iroha

Ryohei Tanaka (b. 1977) Pigment on folded and hand-cut paper 2011 17.5" x 23" X111248 $600. The Iroha is a Japanese poem, likely written in the Heian era (794 - 1179), which is famous because it is a perfect pangram, containing each character of the Japanese syllabary exactly once. Because of this, it is also used as an ordering and learning device for the syllabary. Even the blossoming flowers Will eventually scatter. Who in our world Is unchanging? The deep mountains of vanity-- We cross them today And we shall not see superficial dreams Nor be deluded. i ro ha ni ho he to chi ri nu ru wo wa ka yo ta re so tsu ne na ra mu u wi no o ku ya ma ke fu ko e te a sa ki yu me mi shi we hi mo se su

Dream Catcher
Self Portrait
War of the Songs
Monkey Scream
Star Light Mega Death
Bored Kiss
Faul
Seemingly Happy
Zoo
Double Scream
After Goya
Totempole 1
Totempole 2
The Myth
Down Road
Praying Angry Man
Open Your Chest and Here I Am
Demon
Cheap & Fancy Snake Feet Donuts
Mr. Monster
People I Don't Know
People
The Peeping Freaks
Iroha
The Bitchs [Bitches]
The Hell Pond,The Hell Monk, Cut 'Im In Half!
Born This Way
(Untitled)
Detective Story