Chinese Ink on Nepali Paper
The artwork centers around the “Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra)” , presented through Archaic Chinese ideograms arranged in a circular form. The arrangement purposefully leaves the central space open, allowing it to embody the essence of “sunyata” – the core theme of this sacred sutra.
Inspired by the deep wisdom of the Heart Sutra, this artwork aims to evoke a contemplative journey for the viewer, inviting them to explore the boundless “sunyata” of all existence.

Reiko Shimizu
Born in Japan as a grand daughter of a Buddhist monk she studied art in New York, built a family in Brazil, and living in India since 2012. Her cross-culture background spanning three remarkable different cultures (Japan/Brazil/India) has given her a unique set of conceptual tools to connect and give meaning to the environment around her. Continuously drawing from her knowledge of and belief in Indian and Japanese spiritual mythology, her multi-disciplinary practice is a delightful chaotic mix of visual, sculptural, conceptual, performative, spiritual and musical expression. Her sensibilities as a visual artist are strong and poetic, however her real strength is her performance work.