Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature onto his canvas. The bright vivid colours of the world today can sometimes mask simplistic beauty. To tone back the vivid colour can allow our eyes to appreciate things in the purest form.
On my second visit to RAUH-Welt Begriff while sitting down with Nakai-san he lit up a cigarette, turned to me and said ‘sometimes we need to peel away the layers, and appreciate the true beauty that lurks beneath, but is right in front of our own eyes’. As he stood up, stubbed his cigarette out, and walked back to work, I remember being a little taken back, yet this chance moment I had with him has remained with me ever since. In honour of that moment, this blogpost is about toning back the colour, removing the distracting chatter in order to show you the birth of ‘Chigiri’ – Australia’s first 993.
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