井上有一 書を超えた圧巻の「一字書」
— 産経ニュース
Yūichi, struggled to find a personal artistic voice grounded in traditional East Asian calligraphic practice and found himself more inspired by abstract gestural art advocated by rebellious Japanese and Western artists.
— The MET
Three decades after his death, the art world is taking a fresh look at the deceptively simple — and sometimes unsettling — works of a Japanese calligrapher.
— Nikkei Asia Review
His experimental “one character writings,” as well as his expressive, action-based style of painting, won him considerable acclaim both domestically and abroad
— spoon&tamago
Inoue Yuichi is one of the true pioneers of Japanese abstract calligraphy.
— Sotheby's Hong Kong
漢字が絵になっていく。その造形は絵画を思わせる。
— 産経ニュース
井上有一の制作姿勢には鬼気迫るものがある。「断崖から飛び込む感覚で書く」という有一は、今まさにある命を燃焼し尽くすかのように、一文字一文字を全存在をかけて書く。まるで、一瞬一瞬の生きる証を刻もうとするかのようだ。その凄まじさは、いったいどこからくるのだろうか。
— Mikiki
井上認為,只要一張紙、一支筆、一顆純潔的心就是書法。他的概念很大膽,但絕對是孤獨的
— 蘋果日報
Although trained traditionally as a calligrapher, he ventured outside the box and pushed himself to explore creativity.
— OEN (the189.com)
Inoue Yuichi transformed Japanese traditional calligraphy into modern art. He explored the human’s conflict between authority and everyday-life.
— FORMIDABLE Magazine
An iconic figure of post-war Japanese modern calligraphy
— Christie's Hong Kong
井上が到達したのは「なにものにもとらわれないうごき」としての書だった
— 朝日新聞夕刊2015/6/24
抽象絵画を思わせる自由で型破りな作品で知られる書家、井上有一
— 中日新聞
的確,我們所能熟悉的書法作品其實背後都有著不同的故事,我認為能夠真正打動我們的除了技巧以外,更多的是書寫者的靈魂。除了大家熟悉的王羲之,柳公權,顏真卿之外,其實還有很多大家未必熟悉卻在書壇有很深影響的人。
— 立場新聞
Whenever we think about calligraphy, may it be Japanese or Chinese, we see an old man sitting in a tranquil garden, as zen as he can be, before he picks up a brush and elegantly writes down a line or two whilst taking more zen-ish pauses in between.
— The typewriter
The Japanese Artist Who Threw Like Pollock And Thought Like Picasso
— HUFFPOST
What is most interesting about Inoue’s career is the way in which he struggled heroically to reconcile the freewheeling dynamism and mathematical precision that he learned from American Abstract Expressionism with the more stoic principles of Japanese calligraphy
— blouin art info