Sumi-e (painting with India ink) rests upon the very search of balance between an outer look and an intimate freedom, source of the pleasure to created with the simple stroke on white paper
Sumi-e let the artist write a painting. Painting and writing, gather in a common source of inspiration.
For centuries, the sumi-e painter tries to reproduce the spirit of things, with economy, pace and dexterity, being more suggestive than detailed.
This ease let the viewver sense the deep ability of observation, then of abstraction, the calligrapher-painter needs to pass the gap between a tangible reality and his or her own vision, essentially spiritual, being a reflect of his or her own inner thoughts.
The sumi-e artist will only reach his or her aim with respect of the following fundamental principles:
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