Video: Visiting artist Bosshiko ‘live-painting’ at Alki

Under a tree west of Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, in the evening sunlight, he began …

The painter is Bosshiko, one of the visiting artists from Japan whose informal Alki performance tonight was noted here in this morning’s “West Seattle Wednesday” preview. Allan, who tipped us to all this, explained that Bosshiko is renowned on the other side of the Pacific for his live-painting. With a canvas of Japanese washi paper, and black sumi ink, he painted with an audience:

He progressed:

And we rolled video on his brushstrokes as he approached the finish (his specialty is 30-minute “live-paintings,” but unfortunately we didn’t clock him):

His next stop is New York, for an exhibition, according to his Facebook page.

2 Replies to "Video: Visiting artist Bosshiko 'live-painting' at Alki"

  • DM August 31, 2011 (10:54 pm)

    I regret that I missed this! But thanks for posting the video.

  • Robin September 1, 2011 (2:15 pm)

    Yes, thanks for the short video. Very cool.

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