2019/09 SURF-iNK

2019/09 SURF-iNK

Ink painting is an art technique that originated from Asia in the 10th century. Not only is it used for calligraphy but the ink can be used with different techniques. Ink painting developed as art that represents shades of black over variations of color.

Japan is surrounded by the ocean, with countless rivers among it, with clear beautiful water and abundant forests. With this water, ink and Japanese paper, Shukou Tsuchiya is an artist who has succeeded in creating a very modern expression using this traditional method.

Shukou Tsuchiya is a well-known artist who has held numerous art exhibitions and won awards in Japan. This is his first full-scale exhibition in Los Angeles. Please take this opportunity to enjoy the world of Tsuchiya.

“Surf- Ink” expresses West Coast, yoga, surf, and Zen. The pattern on the back is an ancient Japanese sacred cannabis crest, and perhaps somewhat expresses LA culture.


Shukou Tsuchiya LA Exhibition “SURF-iNK”

Opening party: September 7(Sat) , 2019 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: September 9 (Mon) to October 27 (Sun), 2019 
Location: 2146 Sacramento St, Los Angeles, CA


Shukou Tsuchiya

Born in 1974 in Japan, Shukou Tsuchiya, an award-winning Master of Nanboku Suiboku ink painting (traditional Japanese monochrome ink painting) and stain artist, started his artistic journey when he was 18 years old. Exploring beyond traditional Suiboku ink painting, he collaborates with luxury brands to perform live painting with SONY, NIKE, CHRISTIAN DIOR, TOMMY HILFIGER, LEXUS, VISA, NOKIA, CHIVAS REGAL and more. In addition to performing live paintings, he designed a dress made of smearing Japanese paper. His unique works were introduced in Florence Biennale, Art Fair in Tokyo, galleries in NY, Paris, Hong Kong and Japan.