Floating Ink

June 23, 2014

Alcedonia 11 by Eileen LangPaintings by Eileen Lang, featured in our latest issue and on view in our image galleries, are now available for sale at New York’s Road Gallery

Lang’s paintings are inspired by the techniques of ancient Japanese suminagashi masters. Suminagashi, or “floating ink,” uses water and ink on paper to create a marbling effect. Unlike in marbling, however, in which certain patterns are repeated, Lang’s pieces draw on serendipity and the processes of the unconscious. “I try not to ‘plan’ a painting. I like the spontaneity of pouring paint and  taking it from there. The main goal for me is then to develop balance, shape, and honesty in my work.”