In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto

New American Paintings/Blog

Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto’s (NAP #99 & 102) recent work “Baptism of Concrete Estuary” was massive in size and massively received.

After the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Yoshimoto began working on a scroll painting to highlight the destruction and devastation the country faced.  What began as a small endeavor, however, grew to be a 30 foot long scroll painting that also acted as a fundraiser for building an art center in Japan in the wake of nature’s destruction.

Because “Baptism” was never meant to be 30 feet long at its inception, though, Yoshimoto returned to his original idea this year, using a traditional rectangular piece of paper as his canvas and a small study as his inspiration.  Just as we did with Mark Schoening, we are pleased to feature Yoshimoto’s process through a diary of images. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor.

Images after the jump!

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