Where? How? What? Way.
Clarity. Simplicity. Asymmetry. An idea, the brush soaked in ink, the hand that brings the word to paper in a powerful and dance-like manner.
Via meditation and mindfulness exercises I came to Korean calligraphy and East Asian scholar painting. My teacher, Zen monk and calligraphy master Byong-Oh-Sunim, surprised me from the start with unusual approaches. For example, he insisted that I should work with my right hand, even though I have written and drawn as a left-hander all my life. He brought me closer to the emptiness in the picture and teaches the determination and concentration which are so important to do calligraphy. After two years of teaching, he gave me the stage name Clear Day. When I deal with the subjects of traditional East Asian painting in Xieyi-Style, I always try to bring lightness to my drawings. The satirical view that flows into it, has its roots in my years as a comedian.