SHOICHI HASEGAWA The art of Hasegawa remains an art of writing. We can see it through the fading signs, the spectral calligraphy that is drawn in waves of colours. The reading of the prints of Hasegawa, evokes the other "writers" of modern painting as the festival american painters or the french school, following the tradition of Dufy or Matisse, then Alechinsky or some of the artists of the Cobra Group, and inventive calligraphers such as Max Ernst and Paul Klee. From the calligraphy studied in Japan, Hasegawa kept the gesture form, the written sign, the use of papers and pigments (he imports from Japan multicolours powder, reduced natural products). In his paintings and watercolours, he layered colours without ever mixing them, opposing misty forms to precise lines. Hasegawa found the path to a poetic universe inviting us to follow it.