Japanese visual artist Kiyotaka Ibaraki is a master of calligraphy art and translates traditional Japanese artistry for a contemporary audience. The artist, who is based in Kumamoto, draws influence from the grandeur of Japanese history and its prized artistic traditions. The concepts of history and time are woven into each of his mixed media pieces, which are intended to meld the past with the present.
His works express the flowing of time and movement through the media of calligraphy. His brush strokes and ink are transferred to a golden base, memorized like a projected flashback. His use of collaged reclaimed cloth, some as old as 250 years, blend a unique spirit at the moment of creation