Painting: Nihonga on Paper.
Charis-Kairos (The Tears of Christ)
80x64", Mineral Pigments, Gold on Belgium Linen
Charis (Grace) Kairos (Time), takes the methods I developed for my Soliloquies series which exhibited my large scale works with Modernist master Georges Rouault's paintings. Taking Rouault's indelible images as a cue, I decided to start with a dark background, to illumine the darkness with prismatic colors. I write in the introduction to the Four Gospels' project by Crossway:
"I painted the five large-scale images that illuminate this volume, The Four Holy Gospels, using water-based Nihonga materials (Japanese style painting), with my focus on the tears of Christ (John 11) - tears shed for the atrocities of the past century and for our present darkness."
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Keywords: nihonga, lyrical abstraction, Four Holy Gospels, The Museum of the Bible, Tears of Christ