All About Japan

Marvel at Remarkable Single-Stroke Paintings


Daigoro Yonekura is a Japanese artist who creates abstract paintings that resemble billowing plumes of smoke or ink. At once both mysterious and beautiful, they pull the viewer in, offering familiar shapes and forms but leave us at that: a question-mark, asking ourselves, what exactly are they?

Yonekura explains that the title of his series, “more than painting, less than painting, or anything else,” is a self-deprecating response to viewers trying to recognize and categorize his work, which is often mistaken for photography or computer graphics. Learn more about this stunning series at Spoon & Tamago.

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