Pitok Original Artwork "Shibari 1"
Having lived in Japan for a number of years, ‘Aussie Shibari 1’, is an exploration into artist Pitok's Australian identity after returning home to Sydney.
"I had in mind growing up in the suburbs in the 90s, polite cups of tea at my Grandparents home with kitsch crockery. How beer seems to bring everyone together, and how Australia’s natural world is so incredibly unique. The red rope ties it all together, suspending, restricting and creating a precarious beauty".
Pitok also draws inspiration from Australian modernist painters, as well as the aesthetic of woodblock prints from Japan. The work is on two wooden panels, painted in gouache and sealed with a clear matte varnish.