Elke Van dermijnsbrugge is the mind and artist behind Studio Seicho.
Born in Belgium (1980) but living abroad since 2013, Elke did a shodō (Japanese calligraphy) introduction in Kyoto, Japan. She continued her practice and had the opportunity to complete the beginner and advanced course with Gohitsu Shodo Studio. Through personalised feedback from her shodō sensei, research and continuous practice she refined her technique.
Inspiration comes from a number of well-reputed Japanese shodō masters such as Shodo Harada, Yamada Mumon and Hosokawa Roshi.
Offering traditional shodō, but also more contemporary and unconventional interpretations and digital creations, Studio Seicho brings an extra dimension to calligraphy, making it accessible to a wider audience that loves unique designs.
Studio Seicho’s offer is diverse, from small frames to shikishi boards to large scrolls and murals, as well as digital designs.
The studio welcomes custom work and specific requests.
Through its designs, Studio Seicho also includes philosophical views and a passion for aesthetics, contemporary arts and the written word.
Work by Studio Seicho can be displayed or purchased worldwide. Have a look at this website (by clicking on the menu icon top right) and the online shop or get in touch.
Mastering calligraphy is a lifelong journey, which is reflected in the word ‘seicho’, ‘grow.’