"Educated in several different genres of lacquer painting, traditional Japanese painting and western painting, Toshiyuki Enoki's works are an amalgamation of the new and aged, reality and myth. This artist strives to antiquate his works, not only in his thematic tribute to well known traditional artists such as Maruyama Oukyou also in his artist process.

Using particularly worn brushes, Enoki cyclically paints, erases and transfers images for his works to create a unique atmospheric depiction of Nature. As with all four pieces, the details brush-strokes and overall reflective surface is reminiscent of lacquer works which served as an inspiration for the artist. His selected warm colour palette and scattered gold leaf across his canvas creates an overall magical and tranquil depiction in these four featured paintings."

"Toshiyuki Enoki’s Paintings Evoke Subtle Emotions
by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on December 17, 2013

Toshiyuki Enoki creates subtle work with elements of traditional Japanese painting and contemporary illustration. Opting for a soft color palette, Enoki paints lush flora or cozy fabrics using sepia-toned hues that evoke the way the world looks as one’s eyelids get heavy before drifting off to sleep. Despite its placid appearance, some of Enoki’s work contains darker elements. In one piece, a character lies supine, her limbs bound tightly with rope, and in another, sharp thorns encircle a couple locked in a protective embrace. "
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