Tairiku Teshima, The Dynamic Art of Shosho – symbolic Calligraphy

Until the mid 20th century, the art of calligraphy in Japan hardly changed in a millennium. In the 1950s, however, an innovation took place whereby the calligrapher embraced just a single ideogram, or a few ideograms, instead of many ideograms as in the past. The outcome was shosho, a spontaneous and expressive calligraphic art that integrated form and intent in a dynamic way. Today, Tairiku Teshima is one of leading exponents of shosho. This exhibition will show how shosho vividly captures with ink and paper “the pulse of life that speaks the truth existing in the mind”.

Admission: Free

Date: 17 – 20 April 2013, 10am – 18pm
Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1G 7LP
E-mail: teshima.london@gmail.com
Organiser: LH Europe and Hikaru Museum

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