A short video on painter, Gert Johan Manschot.
Dutch painter, Gert Johan Manschot, paints from his hill country studio outside of Austin, Texas. His paintings are born from a period of deep contemplative meditation in front of the canvas. As a lifelong meditator and student of Zen Buddhism, Manschot has interwoven the process of his work with his practice of meditation. The resulting work are paintings informed bythe ancient style and formal techniques of Zen Buddhist monks but with the extreme personal quality of contemporary minimalist abstract art. In this short documentary Manschot describes the events that led him to turn towards the path of meditation, and how the lessons he learned helped him find a quiet harmony with life.