Venice, Italy, October 31, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Under cover of night but in a lighted St. Mark's Square, with tourists and heavily guarded, Hikari Kesho and his staff (or his band...) have given rise to a shibari suspension of great aesthetic effect, which pays homage to the city of Venice with female beauty yield pure form with the ancient technique of Japanese shibari, which consists of immobilizing the subject with ropes tied according to specific patterns, rituals and aesthetic rules: Shibari, more correctly known as Kinbaku is an ancient Japanese artistic form of rope bondage that has many styles and uses. It is related in style to other traditional Japanese arts such as Ikebana, Sumi-e (black ink painting) and Chanoyu (the tea ceremony). Among the many uses of Shibari are dynamic living sculpture, shared meditative practice, deep relaxation for flexibility of mind and body, expression of power exchange, and intimate erotic restraint.
The video documenting the performance can be seen at: http://vimeo.com/75410121 and well illustrates the complexity of the situation and the realization skill of the artist.
The image will be printed in an edition of only two ultra-exclusive numbered copies in size 100x150 cm and will also be available in a broadre edition in size 50x70 (for information http://www.hikarikesho.com or http://www.vecchiatoarte.com).
Hikari Kesho has a remarkable career that has allowed him to combine a masterful technical skills in photography with a great aesthetic sensibility with respect to the female body: Hikari Kesho artworks have been published in many books and magazines (Goliath books, Playboy, Blue magazine) and in 2012 he was selected (the only italian photographer) for "The Art of Contemporary Shibari", a multi-media exhibit including still photography, video, and live performance art by Photographers, Riggers and Models for the Fotofest 2012 Biennial, the first international Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in the United States. Hikari Kesho's photo "Observing the Stillness of Brenta River" was chosen to be the official poster of the Biennial.
In 2013 Hikari Kesho signed with Vecchiato Art Galleries for his promotion in the circuit of contemporary art and in the same year he was selected (the only Italian artist and in a selection of only five international artists) for Biennale Vught (The Netherlands).