Lahore Zen Art Exhibition Features Prominent Asian Artists
The colour black plays an important role in Zen philosophy, since it is symbolic of both ‘nothingness’ and ‘everything’, making up an integral part of the majority of East Asian art. Tadayoshi Nakabayashi, the most eminent of Japanese printmakers, is renowned for creating movement through tonal variations of black. The large woodcuts of Chinese printmaker Zhang Guang Hui are an intricate mixture of colour and texture. Reika Iwami has blended the traditional woodblock printing technique beautifully in contemporary landscape. Tisna Sanjaya from Indonesia has created a strange world by using images and text to make political statements against war. Thavorn Ko-Udomit is a renowned printmaker from Thailand who has made a series of large-scale prints using woodcut.