Artworks by Tajiri

VVV Baarlo
Grotestraat 16a
5991 AW
Baarlo
Een Tajiri-knoop op de markt in Baarlo
Knopen bij Kasteel Scheres

Places of interest

Tajiri's Knots: The influences of Cobra artist Shinkichi Tajiri are still clearly visible in the village of Baarlo.

Shinkichi Tajiri

The influential Cobra artist Shinkichi Tajiri (1923-2009) was a Japanese-American sculptor. Tajiri is mainly known for his 'buttons'.  Tajiri was born in the United States. In 1956, Tajiri moved to Amsterdam and a few years later he moved with his family to Limburg. Tajiri lived a large part of his life in Castle Scheres in Baarlo where he died in 2009 at an advanced age.

Tajiris' Knots

Tajiri made many works of art in the shape of a knot. As he himself proclaimed: 
"I want people to be able to give meaning to my works of art themselves. With my 'knots', I want to make a clear statement, provide immediate communication between work and viewer" and: "The knot is a fascinating form of power, understandable to everyone. It doesn't matter whether I place a knot in Tokyo or in the Brazilian jungle."

Symbolism

Various meanings have been attributed to the knot. For one person it symbolises solidarity, embrace and harmony; for another, it symbolises a difficult situation, a troublesome issue, problem or struggle. For others it stands for a magical symbol or for tension

Baarlo; Village of the Knots

Tajiri knots can be found throughout the Netherlands. In Baarlo, the influences of Tajiri can be seen in various places. There are a number of buttons spread throughout the village. For example at d'Erp Castle and at the end of the main street you can see the Knots of Tajiri.

Nearby

The distances mentioned below are the distances from the location above.

 
3,77km
Restaurant
 
 
5,34km
Restaurant
 
7,79km
Restaurant
 
7,88km
Restaurant
 
8,12km
Restaurant
 
8,20km
Restaurant