Introduced at Tochigi HOT Station
Born in 1977. A sumi-e artist from Tochigi prefecture. He’s been getting a lot of attention in recent years. A hand-drawing sumi-e artist who does not use a brush and represents Japan. Unconstrained by traditional techniques and rules, he develops works that pursue “dynamism,” “strength,” and “power” with a unique touch that combines freedom, boldness, and delicacy.
Based on the concept of coexistence and co-prosperity with nature, his works depict dragons, horses, and phoenixes on a magnificent scale full of dynamism. His unique and original method of drawing without using a brush is unique in Japan, and attracts many people with its innovative motifs. In October 2020, in a cable TV special program, he demonstrated his unique method of sumi-e performance, showing a dynamic feeling that cannot be expressed with a brush.
At Gallery Artisans Kita-Kamakura, which I applied for in September 2020, the two works I developed were rated 1st and 2nd, with a big difference from 3rd. Collaborative works with well-known contemporary artists, calligraphers, and sumi-e artists. The world’s first tea and ink painting tie-up product, traditional culture lanterns and ink painting tie-up products. He was selected by the international artist group FTP (Freedom Tapestry Project), which spreads the concept of free art to the world, and has also sent his works overseas.
He has been highly evaluated both domestically and internationally, and in June 2022, he achieved a permanent exhibition of his work at the Sant Pau Hospital, a Spanish World Heritage Site, the first in the world to be an ink painter in the world. At the same time, works will be exhibited at the United Nations UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Miro Hall. Books and catalogs featuring his works have been distributed to all major mass retailers. It will also be distributed to e-books worldwide. In collaboration with a famous pianist from Manhattan, NY, the work was developed at the concert. Many media appearances. Certified as the first cultural meister of sumi-e. Active in an unconventional activity style.
Hosted by UNESCO UN Paris Headquarters At the International Peace Art Exhibition
The following teachers praised SHU’s sumi-e work [Left photo] Mr. Ongata, Minister
(*) We will withhold the name Permanent Mission of Japan to UNESCO Former Director of International Cultural Exchange Office, Secretariat of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
[Right photo] Mr. (*) Honorary Advisor to the International Peace Art Association Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Permanent Mission of Japan to UNESCO Director-General for International Affairs of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Advisor to the Cabinet Secretariat, etc. omitted too much
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be present at the venue this time, but I am honored to have been praised and photographed by such wonderful VIP teachers.
In addition, there is information that many people have seen SHU ink paintings, and some of them are interested in purchasing them. Anyway, it was an exhibition that made me happy from the bottom of my heart.
Still a starting point SHU Sumi-e I will continue to devote myself to it. Thank you all for your continued support.