Born in 1980 in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, Yoshito Ishii graduated from the College of Art of Nihon University, Tokyo in 2002. With many years of experience in ink wash painting and Western art, Ishii has developed his own unique style of abstract technical pen paintings. His works are themed around traditional Japanese emblems and old calligraphic writings with a sense of the Chinese Yuanti and Kuterati painting styles of the Song Dynasty, promoting a style that emphasizes both the form and the spirit. The white background stands in contrast with the rustic ink wash, with a small amount of violet and carmine decorated between them. His detailed pen movements create an abundance of dots that form smooth silhouettes, which then develop into a grand, independent universe. Ishii’s major exhibitions have been held in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taipei. The artist also received many art awards and been appreciated by collectors.