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Ensō

Ensō - Jeroen De Wandel - Phases Magazine
Ensō - Jeroen De Wandel - Phases Magazine
Ensō - Jeroen De Wandel - Phases Magazine
Ensō - Jeroen De Wandel - Phases Magazine
Ensō - Jeroen De Wandel - Phases Magazine
Ensō - Jeroen De Wandel - Phases Magazine
Ensō - Jeroen De Wandel - Phases Magazine
Ensō - Jeroen De Wandel - Phases Magazine

As long as men live,  they tried to find a universal declaration of everything. In Japanese, one of the words who try to express this feeling is ensō. The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterised by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics. In Zen Buddhism, an ensō  is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. The circle may be open or closed.

With this series I was searching for some kind of universal declaration of everything too, a blueprint of life, starting out from my own perspective and trying to find images that have more than one layer and that can generate different thoughts by who is looking.