Japan Impressions

I like travelling to different cities and capture the impressions of different cityscapes. Japan is a cool place for a signboard-lover like me. To me, painting a new, unfamiliar city is like learning a new language. It's about forgetting what you know, and admire what other cultures construct their cities and aesthestics.

Painting cityscape is a way for me to learn about other's lives, their ways of thinking and living. By comparing cities over cities visually, usually, I can discover lot of surprises.

Neon Nocturne, Toyko.


acrylic on canvas


I made these night city paintings after my trip to Japan last month. Because of the cold weather, I took pictures on location and then I painted at home.

Shinjuku Station


acrylic on canvas


Japanese cityscape is amazing for the pursue of my geometric painting language. The above painting is captured in a moving car, while the neon lights reflected on part of the car window and generated special shapes.

Osaka Symphony


watercolou on paper


sold, through JPS Gallery

The arrangements of architectures in urban spaces, create different sound waves to me. I want to paint the visual rhythm in this piece. (an exhibit in the UNWRAPPED exhibition, Tokyo until 15 Feb)