Minimalist > Japanese Koi sanke Good Fortune
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Two Japanese Koi Sanke swimming amongst bamboo leaves painted in black which represent the original carp with no bright colours . one breaks away for a swim but will return to its branch.The Kanji in the top right of the painting is Japanese for good fortune.
Gordon Lavender is a British painter, from Liverpool, in whose work we can recognise a strong inspiration in Asian Koi painting and Koi art altogether. This inspiration of Asia, actually far East, Japan in particular is maintained through fresh, varied composition of a painting, which before else seduces you with its minimalistic beauty. There is no doubt that Lavender has stepped into a deep field of beauty and that his amplitude is a harvest of high inspiration and endless talent. ...