The world of RIHAKU, calligrapher
Sending out her message to the world, from right here in NY
I will have my two solo show in NY May!
Pleases stop by at the first my show in Rogue space Gallery Chelsea from May/13 to /18,
and the second my show in Globus Washitsu from May/ 21 to /26, if you would like.
So I will have the first reception party on May,15th at Rogue space Gallery 6:00 pm- 9:00pm,
and the second reception party on May, 23th at Globas Washitsu 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Thank you.
Rogue space chelsea gallery
526 West 26th Street, Chelsea Fine Arts Building 9E-9F, New York, NY 10001
23 St station C E
Globus Washitsu Gallery
889 Broadway, NYC 10003
between 19th & 20th Street (ring Bell 7J)
by appointment only
Union Square station
4,5,6 N Q R
Alongside her work as a professor of calligraphy, developing her calligraphy school over the last 16 years, RIHAKU Inoue is also engaged in creating her own works of modern calligraphy. As calligraphy falls further away from the spotlight in Japan in recent years, she wishes to convey the excellence and beauty of Japanese calligraphic art to the world. She also hopes for Japanese people to gain a new awareness of calligraphy, similarly to Japanese cuisine, which was recently added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. RIHAKU’s work, while respecting the origins of Japanese calligraphy, aims towards a new style of art creation using materials other than those traditionally used in calligraphy, as a form of expressive art similar to - or even superior to - films and music. She sincerely hopes for this to be an emotionally resonant new Japanese art, with the power to stimulate the senses of people around the world, even when viewed by those with no knowledge of Japanese kanji and hiragana writing.