— Masashi Murakami

TDC Prize



“Unlettered” is a graphic series for each alphabet. Contrary to hieroglyphs that grew from pictures to letters in ancient times, I skimmed the image of the alphabet that exists deep in my mind and molded the images into shapes, taking a reverse process. I closely scrutinized my sensibilities, and unabashedly expressed pure shapes for me, which I had never recognized myself. I feel honored and have gained confidence as the work received the award. Thank you very much.

Masashi Murakami