Ars est celare arlem. True art is so subtle that it looks quite natural and simple — it does not look contrived.

This Russian saying reminds me of former Dean Honny, sitting comfortably on a monobloc chair talking about uncontrived art, the ‘beauty in imperfection’ and his love, Japanese aesthetics. I was 18 or 19 years old then, so eager to learn but still too impulsive to fully appreciate the profundity of his eloquent discourse on art.

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