Patrick Cicalo, Shizen-Wa (Nature Is…)

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 19, 2022

Shizen-Wa stems from a fondness for the spartan aesthetic found in the Japanese ink painting style know as Sumi-e. Using nothing more than just black ink, water and carefully curated white space, Sumi-e practitioners reduce the essence of nature in all its complexity and beauty into its simplest form. This is my attempt to mimic that sensibility through photography.