Elevating the art of Gyotaku, Dwight Hwang tells a story within each animal and fish print.
"Amazing. Just amazing."
Most traditional gyotaku artists, both historically and today, present a sideways, two-dimensional view of the subject. Hwang puts a modern twist on this presentation. His subjects are often seen from a three-quarters view or even above. The different angles give his fish a greater sense of motion and animation.
"Your artworks join a small but eclectic shoal that watch over me as I move around this small house. I shall enjoy their company and inspiration."
The different angles which are quite unique. However he is doing it, he is nailing it. Taking it to a new level. A craftsman and an artist.
"I was invited to Sushi Chef Institute red carpet last might and met so many important people in the industry, but one person who amazed me was Dwight Hwang and his live demonstration of how this mid 19th century art is done. His work needs to be recognized and once you see it, you'll be amazed."
From the manipulation of fins and appendages to the careful transfer of sumi ink, Dwight has consistently shown himself to be a meticulous gyotaku artisan. His ability to bring life to his subjects is nothing short of breath-taking. Each and every print shows a masterful knowledge of space and marine biology.