be alive

Online Exhibition

September 1 –September 30 , 2020

SOLO Exhibition

Kuusho Inoue

Contemporary calligraphy world~dots and lines~

Nice to meet you, my name is Kuusho Inoue and I currently reside in Osaka. My artwork is called Bokusho(Contemporary Calligraphy) and it is a shaping method that includes sumi (Japanese ink) and a brush. I put an importance on the harmony between the white space and the line. I hope to inform more people about the world of Bokusho.

by Kuusho Inoue

be alive

be alive

Gasenshi,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 14.17 × 17.13 Inch , 2020
$1000 (with frame )
moving

moving

Gasenshi,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 17.13 × 14.17 Inch , 2020
$1000 (with frame )
leaping

leaping

Gasenshi,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 17.13 × 14.17 Inch , 2020
$700 (with frame )
will

will

Gasenshi,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 17.13 × 14.17 Inch , 2020
$700 (with frame )

rhythm of line-1

rhythm of line-1

Kent paper,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 12.01 × 15.55 Inch , 2020
$500 (with frame )
rhythm of line-2

rhythm of line-2

Kent paper,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 12.01 × 15.55 Inch , 2020
$500 (with frame )
rhythm of line-3

rhythm of line-3

Linen paper,sumi ink , 9.45 × 12.99 Inch , 2020
$480 (without frame )

Whereabouts of dots and lines-1

Whereabouts of dots and lines-1

Gasenshi,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 19.88 × 6.89 Inch , 2020
$400 (with frame )

Whereabouts of dots and lines-2

Whereabouts of dots and lines-2

Gasenshi,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 9.17 × 7.68 Inch , 2020
$280 (with frame )

Whereabouts of dots and lines-3

Whereabouts of dots and lines-3

Gasenshi,sumi ink,acrylic paint , 9.65 × 8.07 Inch , 2020
$280 (with frame )

Kuusho Inoue

Kuusho Inoue

Born in Osaka City, Kuusho Inoue has been interested in learning about novel ways of hand craftsmanship, which naturally led her to practice calligraphy.

Among the various styles, she devoted herself to Bokusho, or contemporary calligraphy. It enables self-expression more than traditional calligraphy. She creates both legible and illegible pieces. On a piece of paper she transforms her overflowing emotions into dots and lines. This process is done with great care by various tools, in addition to the conventionally important instruments of calligraphy, such as ink stone, paper and brush. Her originality comes from the use of sumi (black) ink, acrylic and rock color paint, cardboard paper, and a wooden stick as a “brush” to draw her lines.

No matter what she uses, she is a perfectionist who seeks to create ideal calligraphic lines.She believes that calligraphic art consists of impromptu and unreproducible lines. While some powerful and sublime art can intimidate its audience, Kuusho’s art gently invites people to her poetic world. Her calligraphic pieces are pleasant to appreciate, where her lines and remaining blank space exist in harmony to leave long-lasting resonance.

Since receiving a commendation award in 2002 from Toyo Shogeiin, a contemporary calligraphic organization, she received awards for five consecutive years, and was even awarded a grand prize in 2009.She now serves as Toyo Shogeiin’s executive director. She also received consecutive awards in 2016 from Sankei Kokusai Shokai, an international calligraphy organization, and became a Mukansa member in 2019. In the same year, she held her first solo exhibition titled “playing music in calligraphy” in Osaka.

8 comments

  1. Inoue san, congratulations on your solo exhibition online! It is a great pleasure seeing more of your works especially during the difficult time. You lines are dancing (at least to my eyes) with a little touch of color of red or gold. Contemporary yet I feel some traditional beauty dated in Japanese arts. Well done and wish you more success!

  2. We have long appreciated your work and now are pleased to know others can enjoy the beauty of your art.

  3. She transformed her overflowing emotions especially into rhythm of line-1.
    I could feel peaceful notes of night music from this work!

  4. Thank you for the opportunity to see your artworks again online this time. I can hear them play music ? in my mind.

  5. 空咲様
    Solo Exhibition 開幕おめでとうございます!
    オープン以来毎日訪れては、癒されたり、ドキドキしたり、元気をもらったりしています。
    日によって迫ってくる作品が違うのも面白い〜。これも作品の持つ力というか、深さなのでしょうか。
    これからも益々のご活躍を!

  6. 空咲様 
    友人宅で生の作品を拝見して、その繊細な美しさに心奪われました。繊細であるのに、ずっとみているととても情熱的で、濃淡でこれだけいろんなことが表現できるのだなぁと不思議な世界観にすっかり魅了されています。
    こちらのオンライン展示でも素敵な作品をたくさん拝見することが出来、感動いたしました!

  7. I’m really pleased with her artwork !I truly enjoy it.
    Her art work is really impressive, also lines are powerful and beautiful. I feel like I can hear beats and music from her art.

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Towards Tomorrow-sun&moon-

Towards Tomorrow-sun&moon-

2020
Linen paper,sumi ink,acrylic paint
10.8×8.7 Inch (27.3㎝×22.0㎝)
$500 (with Panel)

kotoyose-Begin-

kotoyose-Begin-

canvas,sumi ink,foil flake | 18×6.2 Inch (45.5㎝×15.7㎝)| 2020
$250 (canvas)

flowing

Gasenshi,sumi ink,wannpau,natural mineral pigment | 12.8×9.47 Inch(32.5㎝×24.0㎝) | 2020
$700 (with Frame $900)

flowing

Nice to meet you, my name is Kuusho Inoue and I currently reside in Osaka. My artwork is called Bokusho(Contemporary Calligraphy) and it is a shaping method that includes sumi (Japanese ink) and a brush. I put an importance on the harmony between the white space and the line. I hope to inform more people about the world of Bokusho.

by Kuusho Inoue

Kuusho Inoue

Kuusho Inoue

Born in Osaka City, Kuusho Inoue has been interested in learning about novel ways of hand craftsmanship, which naturally led her to practice calligraphy.

Among the various styles, she devoted herself to Bokusho, or contemporary calligraphy. It enables self-expression more than traditional calligraphy. She creates both legible and illegible pieces. On a piece of paper she transforms her overflowing emotions into dots and lines. This process is done with great care by various tools, in addition to the conventionally important instruments of calligraphy, such as ink stone, paper and brush. Her originality comes from the use of sumi (black) ink, acrylic and rock color paint, cardboard paper, and a wooden stick as a “brush” to draw her lines.

No matter what she uses, she is a perfectionist who seeks to create ideal calligraphic lines.She believes that calligraphic art consists of impromptu and unreproducible lines. While some powerful and sublime art can intimidate its audience, Kuusho’s art gently invites people to her poetic world. Her calligraphic pieces are pleasant to appreciate, where her lines and remaining blank space exist in harmony to leave long-lasting resonance.

Since receiving a commendation award in 2002 from Toyo Shogeiin, a contemporary calligraphic organization, she received awards for five consecutive years, and was even awarded a grand prize in 2009.She now serves as Toyo Shogeiin’s executive director. She also received consecutive awards in 2016 from Sankei Kokusai Shokai, an international calligraphy organization, and became a Mukansa member in 2019. In the same year, she held her first solo exhibition titled “playing music in calligraphy” in Osaka.

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3 comments

  1. Dark red in the sun impressed me!
    Under the coronavirus crisis,
    That sun telling us as if coming future is not always bright and happy,
    but also encourege us that Future should depnend on what I do in this moment.
    Towards Tomorrow-sun&moon-left me long long-lasting resonance.

  2. オンライン展覧会を初めて拝見しましたが、とても綺麗な発色だなあと思いました。井上さんが大切にしておられるという線の美しさや白地とのバランスも良く伝わってきました。漢字が読めない方にも意味が伝わりそうな表現とタイトルですね。今後とも日本・海外で御活躍されることをお祈りしております!!

  3. オンラインギャラリーの開催、おめでとうございます!
    世界が落ち着いた暁には、海を越えてのご活躍を心より願っております。

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