Admiring the tenacity of Japanese artist Shigeno Ichimura in creating these incredible
silver monochrome paintings. The artist was born in Okinawa, raised in Tokyo and has lived and worked in New York since 1989. His work starts with a single dot that slowly emerges into a larger circular pattern. At first glance the dots look mechanically produced but they have been in fact meticulously squeezed out with precision by the artist’s own hand. On My Modern Met he gives us an insight into his work:
“My works begin with one small dot, squeezed out by hand onto canvas.”
“One small dot evokes many others, finally forming a group, a gathering that seems to have purpose. Each small dot works together with the rest, calling out to the others, reaffirming both its isolation and its place in the group. For me, it all begins with a single dot.”
You can view more of his work on his website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Shigeno Ichimura.
Akie Nakata from Japan calls herself a stone artist who “wants to paint the life, the living spirit of being she feels inside the stone.” The paintings are done on large pebbles with the artist painstakingly studying each shape until she can imagine the animal within.
You can see more of her stone paintings on Facebook and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Akie Nakata.
These incredibly delicate paintings on paper and porcelain are the work of Sydney-based artist Niharika Hukku. Her love of nature is apparent in her amazing work creating natural scenes that range from fluffy white clouds to schools of swimming fish. She tells us a bit about herself on an interview on Lost at E Minor:
“I have a degree in fine arts specialising in painting. I fell into a career in illustration very early on and continued to work for over a decade before I shifted my focus to ceramics. Though I enjoyed my job as a commercial artist, I felt the need to do something personal and organic and also wanted to spend more time with clay.”
“My most treasured experience would be my first time on a potter’s wheel. It was exciting and I was impatient to make tall beautiful forms immediately. I still have the first piece I threw on the wheel. While it was small and imperfect, I think it beautiful for it reminds me of all the hope I had for myself in learning something new.”
You can find the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Niharika Hukku.