Not quite calligraphy, this gestural art is calligraffitic for sure; it’s deconstruction of the letter style so complete that the language is no longer there.
As communications are becoming further refracted and dependent upon image and impression, this non-language that requires a full body swing and slap with brush and paint is non-the-less communicative.
Tokyo-born artist Masaaki Hasegawa shares with us today his interpretive work with broomstick and bucket paint on the roof of multiple Madrid buildings comprising the Museo Zapadores.
Each retains its own shaped pool of language and Mr. Hasegawa says that his “Calligraphy 4.0” is meant to completely release language from its moorings. It is an expression, he says, “whose understanding of the order of sensation and creative interpretation transcends the usual concepts of identity: nationality, language, culture, religion, generation, gender.”
He calls the installation “Connect People Thru Art Beyond Borders”.