Master Artwork

THE SOUL OF JAPAN: Profound Tranquility or Modern Loneliness? (WabiSabi n.4)



THIS PIECE IS SOLD AS A SINGLE ARTWORK! This means that THE LAYERS ARE NOT FOR SALE but will be delivered FREE OF CHARGE TO THE PERSON WHO COLLECTS THE MASTER. I decided to do this because the artwork was created to be in the hands of one collector and I would like him/her to have the ability to trigger changes to his/her liking.

• TEST THE ARTWORK: before you decide to purchase, you can test and play around with the Master by triggering changes to the states of the Layers (3 Layers + 18 States = 216 possible combinations) by going to this link:

• EXTRA!!! A PHYSICAL PRINT: the owner of this artwork will also be eligible to receive a Museum Quality Fine Art Giclèe Print (70x40 cm) done using carbon pigmented inks on Hahnemühle Archival Paper of the highest quality. This will be a 1of1 Fine Art Print and a collectors item (with holograms, signature, date, stamps and paper certificates) in line with my 10 years selling museum quality prints. The special feature here is that the collector will be able to select the 3 States he/she likes more (one for each layer) and I will get that selection printed and sent to him/her. You can find more info about my Fine Art Prints process here:

• DESCRIPTION: I loved Japan and its culture since I can remember… its aesthetic principles of beauty, its sense of peace, the respect for others, its harmony and safety.

In this artwork I want to present and describe (through a series of 18 interchangeable street photographs I took around Japan in 2 years) a feeling of detachment and kind of “self inflicted” loneliness which may seem very strange to a non Japanese or someone traveling to this beautiful country for the first time. This feeling can be encountered all over the country but is felt more strongly in the big cities, especially in the streets of Tokyo.

A feeling that deeply entangles and mixes with a secular way of life, with a thought process and a value system based on respect, duty and obligation… all directed to achieve harmony and tranquility. To most Japanese these are not just ideas to believe in, but almost “unmovable objects” that still linger in the further recesses of their “modern” minds. These ideas may have changed their forms in the last century but they have also retained their influence and are frequently the main reason of misunderstanding with non Japanese people.

This NFT digital artwork is composed of 1 Master, 3 Layers and 18 states which can be triggered from the Layers to change the Master in 216 possible combinations. It is n.4 in the "WabiSabi" NFT Collection.

Ownable Layers

3 (see below)


2160 x 1215 px

Layers for "THE SOUL OF JAPAN: Profound Tranquility or Modern Loneliness? (WabiSabi n.4)"