A Japanese artist shows his fascination for one of the nation's most cathartic processes - toilet cleaning.
ICONART Gallery is organising an art exhibition titled Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness - The Indian Toilet And The Art Of Ruike, by Toshiaki Ruike, exemplifies the artist's fascination by the white tiles of the Indian toilets. 26 paintings will be on display at the gallery till 27th November.
Toshiaki Ruike of Japan is a sewage engineer, and has been in India for assignments for quite some time. For work he has to travel a lot, visit many countries and meet new people. This led him to come up with a very unique and radical method of expression - painting in bathrooms. The artist paints on the walls of the bathroom, takes its image in his camera and then wipes it clean. So the image becomes his final art work, which is convenient to be carried around during his frequent travels.
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