I am delighted to see the further development of Sumi-e into strong abstraction. Chinese and Japanese brush painting has tended to bucolic, naturalist imagery, for obvious
reasons from its historical development. But some artists, particularly in China are exploring new ideas. An artist to consider is Lei Hong, who recently participated in a show “Mind Space” in China.
I look forward to new developments as this traditional approach to painting enjoys a rebirth in the contemporary abstract.