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Contemporary Calligraphy Kuzusu âCrashâ Ando Misaki

Contemporary Calligraphy Kuzusu “Crash” Ando Misaki

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This powerfully executed calligraphic writing represents "Kuzusu", meaning “Crash”. Signed Ando Misaki, a multi-performer and contemporary artist. He is a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, as well as the Director of Kyoto International Arts Organization.

Ando Misaki (1943-) was born in Osaka city. He began to create paintings through self-study from the age of 17. Around the same period, learnt earthenware by traveling to various centers of pottery in Japan. He further studied through traveling to the Europe and the U.S., where he learnt from the numerous artworks including Cezanne, Van Gogh and Picasso, and tried out various types of painting tools and materials. During 1975 to 1990 he studied under the great Japanese oil painter Kokuta Suda and learnt intensive techniques of oil painting and gouache. He also studied the Sogetsu School of Japanese Flower Arrangement and exhibits works of Ikebana, acquiring certification as a master of the Sogetsu School. His artworks have been exhibited at numerous and various museums and organizations including Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow, Russia), Abudabi Culture Foundation (U.A.E.), and Embassy of the Russian Federation (Tokyo, Japan). The public collection includes Huston University (Texas, U.S.A.), Beijing Athletic University (Beijing, China), Kyoto Notre Dame University (Kyoto, Japan), Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Osaka (Osaka, Japan), Embassy of the Russian Federation (Tokyo, Japan), and many others.

Painting: 22 1/4” x 28” (56.3cm x 71.0cm)
Scroll: 27” x 41 1/2” (68.5cm x 105.3cm)