Ink painting, a timeless traditional art technique that originated from Asia in the 10th century, has developed as art that represents shades of black over variations of color. Japan, where the artist originates, is surrounded by the ocean, with countless rivers among it, with clear pure water and abundant forests. Embracing beautiful and lavish nature in Japan, the award-winning Japanese ink artist, Shukou Tsuchiya mixes water and ink, old and new, east and west, dynamic and serene strokes of brushes on Japanese paper to create a very modern expression utilizing the traditional method.
Tsuchiya’s new full-scale exhibition in L.A., “SURF-iNK”, expresses and celebrates the cultures of West Coast, yoga, surf, and Zen, harmonically mixed with tradition of Japan. In some works, you will find patterns on the background which is an ancient Japanese sacred cannabis crest, perhaps somewhat expresses “LA” culture.
Shukou Tsuchiya SURF-iNK
September 9 (Mon) to October 27 (Sun) ,2019 (appointments only)
Speedy Gallery 2146 Sacramento St., Los Angeles