Hiroshi Wada is a Japanese calligraphy artist based in Kyoto, Japan.
Currently, he exhibits his works at solo and group exhibitions mainly in the US and Europe. His aim is not to create what is known as traditional Japanese “sho”, calligraphy, but a modern style “sho” that matches any scene in the world. Moreover, it is not avant-garde calligraphy, formative art with Indian ink, but he cares much about writing words containing the aforementioned elements.
Most calligraphers use the technique of writing after a model, called rinsho, which they have learned and write so-called calligraphers ‘characters. On the other hand, he tries to once forget what he has learned so far and start with a clean slate to write characters like a child who writes characters innocently. Even so, he focuses on the lines, which should be exquisite which only realized by an accomplished calligrapher.
He writes characters and each character has its own meaning. He hopes the viewer to find the words and its meaning in his work. And it will make them feel relaxed, inspired, think of peace, or feel something on their own way.
Ryosetsu IMAI, Franz Kline
The artist at work
2021 COLLECTOR'S VISION INTERNATIONAL ART AWARD Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2020 Artist of the Future Award Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2019 Hiroshi Wada The First New York Solo Exhibition New York, NY, United States
2021 BORDERS ART FAIR 2021 | FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES Venice, Italy
2021 WE CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW 2021 VIENNA Vienna, Austria
2021 Art summer festival London, United Kingdom
2021 Venice International Art Fair 2021 Venice, Italy
2021 KROMATIC@RT Milan, Italy
2021 New Art Florence, Italy
2020 Collective art show Madrid, Spain
2020 Lost in Art Florence, Italy
2020 AAF Milan, Italy
2020 The Tomorrow of Art Florence, Italy
2020 Art Marbella 2020 Marbella, Spain
2019 The Illusion of Reality Bologna, Italy
2019 Imaginibus Milan, Italy
2019 Rhythms of Emotions Florence, Italy
2019 Red Dot Miami Miami, FL, United States
2019 Artexpo New York New York, NY, United States