Yu-ichi Inoue, ‘Ah Yokokawa Kokumin Gakko 噫横川国民学校 (Ah,Yokokawa National School!:Yu-ichi‘s notes about the large scale air raid conducted by the US Air Force against Tokyo on March 10,1945)’, 1978.12.18, Kamiya Art

’79 “Kabe-shinbun”(wako Hall/Tokyo)/’86 YU-ICHI VIVANT(The Seed Hall/Tokyo)’88 Stamp of War and Repose of Souls(Iwaki City Art Museum /Fukushima)/Yu-ichi works 1955-85

SHO by YU-ICHI ’49--’75/Kabe-shinbun/Gin-ka No.38/YU-ICHI VIVANT catalogue/Stamp of War and Repose of Souls catalogue/Hibi no Zeppitsu /YU-ICHI works1955-85/Rokugatsu no kaze No.123/Nihon Sho-gaku taikei kenkyu-hen 9/Tokyo-daiku

Collection of the Artist

About Yu-ichi Inoue

Yu-ichi Inoue gained an international reputation through the course of his career; in fact, Robert Motherwell called him one of the few great artists from the latter half of the 20th century—in spite of his reluctance to regularly participate in exhibitions. Inoue was considered an avant-garde calligrapher for his character-based subject matter, as well as his radicalization of traditional calligraphic techniques and styles. While his primary influences were the old masters of Japanese calligraphy, Inoue also employed action painting techniques like beating or splashing strips of paper with ink-laden brushes. He believed writing in this way could not only convey the meaning of the characters, but also a primitive impulse and an internal state of creativity.

Japanese, 1916-1985, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan

Exhibition Highlights

2017
Chuo-ku ,
Yu-ichi Inoue Works