BIO: Nature painting and ink painting Concentrated observation, energetic yet attentive to guide the brush and capture the essence of things and beings - that combines for me the natural painting and ink painting.
Ink painting is a traditional art practiced for centuries, especially in China and Japan. With black or colored ink, motifs, which are often the result of close observation of nature, are applied with special brushes to delicate fiber paper or silk.
I am particularly fascinated and inspired by the black-ink painting handed down in the Zen Buddhist spirit, in Japanese: sumi-e. In the 14th century, starting from China, this painting style began to spread. The pictures of masters of different times - in museums, rare special exhibitions, but above all as reproductions - painted with energetic, sometimes downright hunting strokes, have not left me for years, they have shown me a very moving and fulfilling way and dance: the Path of the ink, the dance of the brush.
Nature painting and ink painting belong together for me in a broader sense. In Far Eastern themes, nature is an essential element. It creates a sense of being embedded in it, of harmony, of beauty, of deep respect. And although it is about very concrete beings, processes - I would say to everything that grows and flowers, creeps and fleets - there are the "invisible" backgrounds, a not always immediately unlocking symbolism.
heron Egret in the lotus Among the classics of East Asian ink painting is the representation of the bamboo. It should have given masters who painted bamboo throughout their lives: and then he weighs himself wildly in the wind, bends under the snow load, then the sparrows chirp in leaves rustling ...
The bamboo belongs in the flower painting to the "four noble gentlemen" in addition to the winter plum blossom, the orchid and the chrysanthemum. Ethical values such as sincerity, flexibility, straightforwardness, loyalty, consistency are attributed to him. Firm and strong as it grows, it is hollow inside - a symbol of inner emptiness, a Zen ideal.
The principles of ink painting include simplicity, naturalness, inner peace. Perspective arises from the dark painted into the light. We are rather alien to the image composition's own asymmetry and the idea of emptiness. The blank picture ground creates its own dynamics, gives the sitter air and space and invites one to "continue painting" in the spirit.
Practicing in the traditional style of East Asian ink painting (sumi-e) and nature painting is a lifelong learning. As in all these arts, be it archery, ikebana, tai chi ...
Persevering, concentrated in the unperturbed beginner's spirit. LESS... Nature painting and ink painting Concentrated observation, energetic yet attentive to guide the brush and capture the essence of things and beings - that combines for me the natural painting and ink painting.
Ink painting is a traditional art practiced for centuries, especially in China and Japan. With black or colored ink, motifs, which are... MORE...