MIMIROKU has been a practicing multi-media artist for about fifty years. The Japanese painter first learned traditional European modes of painting with oil, after which he began to experiment with different media and techniques, searching for a more personal mode of expression. Inspired by the journey of spiritual understanding, MIMIROKU continues to be open to new experimentation and growth in the artistic process. The artworks are connected to beliefs surrounding Zen, often exploring themes of extinction and nothingness. There is a gestural and abstract quality to the artworks, showing movement of the artist’s hand in balance with blank space.