A prime number is a number that can only be divided by 1 and by itself. This is said to extend into infinite numbers, but the law by which this operates is still unknown. When prime numbers are arranged in a spiral pattern on a plane in accordance with a simple rule, a characteristic pattern gradually appears. Depending on the conditions, it becomes possible to see the regularity of vertical lines, horizontal lines, diagonal lines, parabolas, etc., and if you look down at a vast arrangement of these numbers, sometimes you can see how the numbers draw beautiful shapes like galaxies or sublime radiation. This spiral visualization of prime numbers means that there exists some kind of tendency in things that conventionally shouldn't be captured, and maybe there are hidden hints that can lead us to the truth.
Artists endlessly create according to their interests, desires, and impulses which spring up from within. They have no answers from the beginning, they don't know correct distances or space, they can be incoherent and contradictory, and in general they can be completely baffling. But within such simply indivisible objects, there is something new, something pure, some type of strength and the artists have comically and perpetually been searching for these kinds of gems all the way up to today. Combining these traces, which we can call context and history, still seems to be like a chaotic and awkward wave, but if we continue our endless long study and continue to challenge ourselves, maybe it will become something whole with a beautiful shape and order in the distant future?
I don't know if the door to the abyss of all things emerges if we overlook the spiral of conflict, but I know that within the primal joy that confronts and clashes with expression there is a small but certain response that is similar to the beginning of all things.
August 2023, Mitsumasa Kadota