Inoue Yūichi


  • Inoue Yūichi


Inoue Yūichi is one of the most important postwar Japanese artists. As a student of the calligrapher Sōkyū Ueda, Inoue co-founded the Bokujin-kai group, an avant-garde calligraphers’ group which broke away from the traditional calligraphy. Inoue’s experimental calligraphy works of single Chinese characters responded to the concurrent international Abstract Expressionism in the fine arts, and are widely exhibited in Japan and abroad, including the Documenta in Kassel and the São Paulo Biennial.