New forceful and colorful calligraphy pieces from young Japanese calligrapher Mami

The Chinese language is composed of logorams, signs or characters representing words or phrases. The character 女 (nǚ), which means woman, female, or lady in Chinese, is central to Mami‘s most recent works. This character looks like a body of a woman.

The young Japanese calligrapher was at first amazed at the character’s strokes. Just like in Chinese, the character in Japanese also contains three intersecting strokes, with both sides symmetrical to each other when cut in half. As Mami was writing these characters repeatedly, she gradually realized what this character entails. From the sheer amazement at the character’s shape and strokes, Mami delved into what it means to be a woman and how the drawings represent different roles of women in today’s society.

You can view these beautiful calligraphy pieces from March 18 to April 16, 2017 at Pon Ding , Taipei.

漢字是語素文字系統的語言,【女】這個文字的意思是女生或者女性,這個字看起來是女生的身體,日本書法家Mami選定這個漢字當作他的主題。

剛開始,Mami被這個漢字的筆觸很吸引,在日語裡面,【女】也有三個筆觸,兩邊都是對稱。Mami在反覆地寫字過程中,她逐漸明白【女】這個字的意思,她後來也探索當女生的意義,以及她的作品在社會裡面,女生要扮演的不同的角色。

這些美麗的書法作品將於2017年3月18日至4月16日舉辦展覽。

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Mami’s other works included in this exhibition:

Mami的其他作品:

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