I am a contemporary Sumi-e artist reaching beyond the limits of traditional ink painting and creating the ‘sound of one hand’. My paintings one would not generally call traditional sumi-e. However, I adhere to the traditional sumi-e principles and philosophies, as well as, the traditional preparation before beginning a sumi-e painting. Sumi-e expresses the character and soul of the artist. It is a meditative process and spiritually personal. Understanding this concept has been at the center of my art.
Brush painting or ink painting called Sumi-e in Japan is done quickly without over thinking your subject matter. Once the brush is laid to the white paper and you have a mark, that's it. There is no erasing, doing over, or changing. The painting 'just exists'. This is why one who creates Sumi-e paints from a quiet centered place and has the intention of capturing the object's spirit and essence with just a few simple and graceful brush strokes.
Sumi-e exemplifies the concept of 'Less is More.'
'Kokoro tadashikereba sunawachi fude tadashi'.
If your mind is correct, the brush will be correct.
Good day , Am in need of a personal assistance part time worker For my art work production.I have good pay to offer for any interested artist . reply if interested via my direct email Harryartgallary@hotmail.co.uk