Cat-like Tiger Under Bright Moon
acrylic, ink, oil brush, and gold paint on paper
53 × 45.5 cm
Yusen Fujii is an ink painter from China. He aims to harmonize the limits of two different styles of expression: the “addition aesthetic” of his original Chinese paintings, in which subject is depicted as densely as possible and tries to fill in the blank spaces, and the “subtraction aesthetic” of the Japanese paintings he studied in Kyoto, such as the Rimpa school, in which the subject is simplified and the blank-leaving aesthetic is embraced.