Description Gate paragate brushed in the semi-cursive style of Japanese calligraphy. The kanji of the Buddhist wisdom mantra taken from the Heart Sutra are brushed in sumi ink on rice paper. The calligrapher has used the gyosho style and dances with the brush, creating characters that combine a freer brush work with well formed brush strokes.
Nadja Van Ghelue Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement My Japanese calligraphy gallery presents calligraphies and paintings that breathe the spirit of Japanese and Chinese brush art. The main feature of my artwork is to grab the moment of inspiration and express in its fullness with the brush. My medium is ink and natural pigments on rice paper. My primary tool is the flexible Oriental sheep's hair brush.
In the calligraphy section you will find artwork brushed in different styles of Japanese calligraphy. The very different calligraphic styles evoke different moods, which you will be able to appreciate yourself by browsing the calligraphy print gallery.
The subjects covered in the calligraphy section are mainly related to Zen and Buddhism, martial arts and you will also find some inspirational phrases. A pearl of this gallery is the Buddhist mantra gate gate.
As for the painting gallery you can choose between flower paintings, bamboo and chrysamthemum, small landscapes and still lives. All of them are brushed in the spirit of Japanese ink painting, with directness and simplicity.
Where I use natural pigments you will be able to appreciate the transparent quality of these pigments, which convey a very subtle hue to the prints.
I hope you enjoy this print gallery with Japanese calligraphy and ink sumi paintings, and I hope you find what you are looking for.