Lecture on Calligraphy and Modern Art by Ebihara Rogen, Japanese Calligraphy Artist
||Tuesday 9 October 2012
Lecture and Question session 4-5pm. Performance 5pm - 5.15pm - 6.30pm. Reception
||Firth Hall, Firth Court, Sheffield, S10 2TN
Part of the celebration of Fifty Years
of Japanese Studies
at The University of Sheffield
Ebihara Rogen, Japanese Calligraphy artist will be giving a lecture on Calligraphy and Modern Art.
There is not a fee and there is no need to reserve a place and all are welcome to attend!
4-5pm Seminar and question session.
5.15pm 6.30pm Drinks reception.
Ebihara organised "Tsuyu-No-Kai" (Association of Dew) based on the
concept of Creation and Destruction. He calls himself "Sumi-Artist".
He's been trying to open the closed wall of the traditional Calligraphic
world of Japan. He dares to reproduce and reach the unfailing
possibility of the Art of his own Calligraphic World.
Ebihara's Artwork: With a stroke of his brush, Ebihara instantly
captures the hidden beauty of vibration and resonance within the
letters, then he transfers them into the blotted beauty on paper. His
unique and abstract works invite us to a different dimension.
MEDIUM; Sumi Ink Art. Ebihara use the rarest ink block from China.
This ink can be several hundred years old, such as that of
Kanryu-Teiboku from Shin period.
Alternatively he uses the oldest Japanese ink block . He keeps blending
this valuable Chinese Ink with other rubbed inks to achieve the right
hue for each of his various
themes. Colors extend over thousands of variations from the lightest of
pale blue to the deepest black from Japan. Color changes are delicately
effected by the quality of the blushes, the texture of the paper and
the weather and humidity.