Noriyoshi Ishigooka, the son of a banker as was Cézanne, was born in 1928 in Otaru on Hokkaido Island, during the West’s great economical crisis. He started to paint with no preliminary training. But he is president of the Association of Japanese Artists when the West happily brings it’s cycle of the “glorious thirties” to a close. His career symbolizes the most astounding period of our 20th century in a remarkable way. This is when physics and biology attain extremely intricate experimental exploration of the infinitely small and where the laws of physics are reversed.