I think the fascinating point of suiboku (ink wash) paintings is encouraging the dialog between the strong images in my mind and the spontaneous events arising from the sumi (black ink).
Ⅰ Clouds of Ishigaki Ireland
At the moment I paint pictures with sumi and water. Firstly, I would like to talk about why I starte... » for details
One hundred years on from the Impressionism sparked by wonder at the aesthetics of Edo Japan.
Taking the light the Impressionists battled and bringing it into my own Nihonga, via expression in gold
Taking the light the Im... » for details
The “feel-good factor” shared by artist and spectator through the painting...
“The things I want to paint, the way I want to paint them.”
The unique washing technique created in the process of painting
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A Japanese ceramic artist based in Boston, USA
Because I like doing it. So, it’s just something that can’t be helped even though the success rate is low.
I have no control over... » for details
The loving embrace of the earth and the sun
The dawning sky, a sunny smudge. Finally the light brightens the far horizon and life is embraced by the boundless love of two hea... » for details
Interview in the Paris studio of Jean Marie Zacchi
The painter Jean Marie Zacchi, a holder of the Legion of Honor and the honorary president of the Society of French Artists, is als... » for details
Bringing the beauty of yusoku, with which Heian princesses played in bygone days, to the modern age
Mikiko Hayashi “Zebra Finches” pair of six-fold screens, 102 × 54 cm each
[Iwaseki] (Having seen dolls being made in ... » for details
Snapshot of a great, world-class female artist today
While abstract painting opens up myriad endless spaces depending on the person who sees it, calligraphy is different, being enjoye... » for details
An artist capturing the secret essence of flowers
The cut flowers we see in florists are, not surprisingly, very different from those growing in a garden; visiting flowers in a gar... » for details