The art of the tea ceremony is in its process.  The expertise is demonstrated with each controlled gesture. Objects used are handled and placed with precision.  Each and every moment of movement is relished as if that single one were the most important of the whole.  The drinking of the tea is merely the final part of the whole experience. It takes many chawan to be thrown or moulded by the hands and then fired before the potter accepts the one that is felt to be right.  For the weaver the repetitive process and expertise in placing thread becomes a ritual leading towards the final completed object. These creative principles are beautiful and the techniques learned and practiced. 

These disciplines of making from the practitioner of the tea ceremony, the working of clay for the chawan and the weaver can be applied to the process paintings of Kohei Nakata.  This begins with the sourcing of material such as cherry blossom wood and bevelled plywood to the cutting of hand pressed paper.  The action of moving and controlling the paint varies.  The paintings on board are a repetitive layering of two colours mixed from acrylic and pva.  The detailed lines in some paintings are repetitively and carefully drawn from coloured pencil. The lines for the ' Weaving Paintings ' which imply woven threads are painted in pearl acrylic over large scale paper. The pieces are hung from prepared cherry blossom wood salvaged from an old Japanese house. 

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