"Stillness and movement"
Ink which dances across spaces formed with washi paper;
Energy and tranquility; passion and the washi paper which binds these sensations together...
Michiko Bokka pursues "stillness and movement" throughout modern ink art.
At the moment of writing, the ink possesses passion, dancing and cutting across the white canvas of washi paper. Through the process of drying, the passion instilled in the ink regains stillness, ultimately creating a tranquil moment in time together with the washi paper.
As with her extensive previous work in ikebana flower arrangement, Michiko Bokka focuses on creating a work with reverberations that maintain the purity of spatial beauty and time. Through this modern ink art, she makes it possible to feel the fusion of ma, the concept of tranquil Japanese beauty, and the passionate and lively light of Andalusia, Spain. Michiko enjoys having her heart soothed by the tone of a jazz saxophone as she creates her ink art.
While studying ikebana flower arrangement for 50 years, has recently begun working on modern ink art.
The name "Bokka" expresses the harmony created between ink and flowers.
Moved her base of activities to Andalusia, Spain in 2004. In addition to Spain, is also active in regions including Italy, America, and Japan.
At her exhibitions and demonstrations, she has received high acclaim for her collaboration of Japanese ikebana and modern ink art.
Her works decorate the mayor's office in Fuengirola, Spain, and are also coveted by art collectors in New York.
Recent and Upcoming Exhibitions
|March 2014||Spain||Museo de Fuengirola|
|April 2015||Spain||Castillo de Bil Bil|
|October 2015||Spain||Casa de la Cultura de Fuengirola|
|December 2015||America||NY Jadite Gallery|
|February 2016||America||NY Caelum Gallery|
|April 2016||Japan||Tokyo Chinzanso|
|September 2016||America||NY Caelum Gallery|
|March 2017||America||NY Caelum Gallery|
|July 2017||Spain||Centro de Arte de Benalmadena|
|October 2017||America||NY Caelum Gallery|
|March 2018||Japan||Tokyo Uematsu|
|September 2018||Spain||Casa de la Cultura de Fuengirola|
|October 2018||America||NY Caelum Gallery|