Sumi-e inglês

João André



The painting in Sumi-ê


Derived from the Zen-Buddhism, the Sumi- ê technique ( Chinese ink ) is also called " art without outline ."

It is a painting technique original from China that came to Japan around the XIII century, and that spread from there throughout the world.

Requiring total concentration through meditation (Zen ) and hand training , its main feature is to paint through a single, quick and spontaneous movement, without the interference of the mind . Thus, it generates up subjective abstract figures , that may or may not be associated with our memories.

In certain cases, where it is suggested to me by the emotion caused by the image, I add the painting elements associated with the nature and the human figure , thus providing clues leading to a more accurate identification of the message ( Zen-ga ) .

The main objective, that this technique allows me by its spontaneity , is the expression of spirituality through art.