For the artist known as Lost Mountain Man, just a few strokes is all it takes to evoke meandering brooks, learned scholars, or gatherings of old friends.
The artist’s light, elemental brushwork—the antithesis of overwrought illustration and design—combines traditional ink painting with modern sensibilities, and adds a touch of the mystical. His work draws you inside and almost seems to make you lose all sense of space and time.
The landscape is in these works are a reflection of the artist’s own idiosyncrasies. “I’ve always felt I lived in a state of utter loneliness,” he says. “I often reflect on the impermanence of the world and the insignificance of human life. Time passes and stillness persists in the boundless universe above me. And in the contrast between the minuscule and the vast, I find an outlook that teaches humility, that teaches reverence.”